JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

The Urban Institute

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Research Associate (Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population)

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111468270
Date Posted: 11/08/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Associate (Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population)
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The nonprofit Urban Institute believes 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. Our analysis elevates the debate, wherever it takes place.

How you’ll contribute:

The research associate will be responsible for helping lead research related to child welfare (foster care) and early childhood policies and programs. The research associate will work on a variety of potential projects related to child care quality, access, and subsidies; Head Start and public prekindergarten; home visiting; child and family stability and well-being; housing for youth and families involved in child welfare; and other related topics.

What you’ll bring:

• Successful candidates will have a PhD in Economics, Public Policy, Sociology, or other social sciences a or master’s degree and the combination of equivalent professional and research experience.
• Demonstrate experience with early childhood and child welfare systems, policy, and research
• Lived experience or familiarity with child care and early education preferred

Application Requirements:
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Application deadline: 01/31/2022
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