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Urban Institute: Population Studies Center       

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Urban Institute
2100 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

 What is key constituency or audience?

We direct our research findings to multiple audiences: policymakers, program administrators, other researchers and university students, the media, nonprofit advocacy organizations, stakeholders in the private sector, and that important segment of the public that follows policy debates through the daily news.

 What are the agency’s main activities?

The Urban Institute measures effects, compares options, shows which stakeholders get the most and least, tests conventional wisdom, reveals trends, and makes costs, benefits, and risks explicit.

 Mission statement? Key Goals?

 The Urban Institute is a nonprofit nonpartisan policy research and educational organization established to examine the social, economic, and governance problems facing the nation. It provides information and analysis to public and private decision-makers to help them address these challenges and strives to raise citizen understanding of the issues and tradeoffs in policy making

 What are key im/migration issues of concern to this agency?

Our research highlights these children, their families, and their legal status. How immigrants fare in policy shifts, such as the 1996 welfare law, is also under study. The Urban Institute's First Tuesday series continues with a timely look at one of the most provocative issues confronting the nation: the burgeoning population of legal and undocumented immigrants. Then analysts attuned to immigration policy's political impact will weigh the role these issues will play in election 2004.

What is the most common basis for statements issued agency’s research, press releases, etc?

It focuses primarily on health care, cash assistance and other income benefits, family structure, childcare, child welfare, immigration, and long-term care. Researchers monitor program changes and fiscal developments. In collaboration with Child Trends, the project is studying the well being of children and families. Our findings provide timely, nonpartisan information to inform public debate and to assist state and local policy makers in designing new policies and programs.

Is the agency noticeably pro or con immigration?

Pro immigration

Any publications?

Assessing the New Federalism (ANF) publications that use data from the National Survey of America's Families (NSAF)

Names of key spokespersons/officers?

Leibovitz, Harold
Communications Director,
Weil, Alan Center Director, Wang, Kevin
Survey Director

 Give at least one citation of this group in a news report. (use a citation index to research this)

New York's Legal Immigrants Pay $18.2 Billion in Taxes - Urban Institute Study First to Fully Document Their Population Size, Incomes, and Taxes

Author(s): The Urban Institute

Citation URL:

Published: April 30, 1998

Other issues of interest?

 Web site? URL?

The Urban Institute




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