Sarah Minton is a research associate in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where her work focuses on social safety net policies. She serves as principal investigator for the Child Care and Development Fund Policies Database, documenting child care subsidy policies across time for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories. Minton's knowledge of child care subsidy policies has also contributed to her work with the Transfer Income Model. She currently works on the child care module, assisting with research estimating the number and characteristics of children and families eligible for CCDF-funded child care assistance at the national and state level.
In addition to her work with child care subsidy policies, she has participated in research related to other policies and programs affecting low-income families, including welfare policies, the earned income tax credit, and health and human services integration under the Affordable Care Act.
Minton earned an MPA from the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri.