Adam Jones

Policy Analyst

Adam Jones is a Policy Analyst at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, focusing on early education policy and finance and state budget analysis.

Adam began his career as a direct care provider for individuals with severe mental illnesses with Vinfen Corporation in Boston, MA. As a manager of congregate care homes, Adam was responsible for assisting clients in treatment planning, securing benefits, and maintaining therapeutically appropriate housing arrangements.

Adam’s graduate work focused heavily on both the supply of and demand for childcare across the United States, with specific focus on the state of the childcare workforce. During a fellowship with the City of Boston’s Economic Mobility Lab, Adam conducted analysis and co-authored a report on results from the City’s annual Child Care Census Survey, which sought to understand the needs of families with young children across Boston. The father of a young child himself, Adam brings a deep passion for the well-being of children and families into his policy work.

Adam received a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Brandeis University and a master’s degree in public policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management.


32% of Children Live in Cost-Burdened Households: MassBudget Urges Lawmakers to Focus on Affordability

Massachusetts ranks second in child well-being nationally, according to the 2024 KIDS COUNT® Data Book. However, high housing costs relative to family income continue to ...
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Family Child Care Programs: A Primer

Family child care (FCC) programs are a vital piece of the early education and care sector in Massachusetts that disproportionately support the Commonwealth’s highest need ...
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Testimony in Support of H489/S301 on Affordable and Accessible Early Education

Policy Analyst Adam Jones urges the Joint Committee on Education to create a Commonwealth that features high-quality, affordable child care accessible to more families.
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