Research Assistant- Workforce (Income and Benefits Policy)
At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Our employees are empowered to open minds, shape decisions, and offer solutions. We encourage intellectual honesty, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect, and our analysis elevates the debate, wherever it takes place.
Urban’s greatest asset is our people. We strive to attract and cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community. Our employees drive Urban’s mission through entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, effective communication, results-orientation, and relationship cultivation. Our success depends on engaging individuals who possess and value these attributes.
The Income and Benefits Policy Center (IBP) analyzes family economic well-being from childhood through retirement. The workforce team in IBP undertakes research on a wide range of issues, including education and training programs and policies; employers, workplaces and the labor market; and workforce development systems and policies. Our goal is to improve policy and practice at the federal, state, and local levels, with a focus on building a skilled workforce that earns sustainable wages. We do this through rigorous evaluations of programs using quantitative and qualitative methods; analysis of data, policies and issues; and the development of frameworks and other tools for the field.