Child poverty dropped to a record low last year. A new report shows how to keep it that way
Sixteen out of 20 states that haven’t raised the minimum wage higher than the federal minimum of $7.25 have a child poverty rate above 12%.
Child poverty estimates point to a record low in 2021 | Opinion
Here's how it could have been even lower.
The U.S. child welfare system is falling short because of persistent child poverty | Opinion
Many child welfare policies actually make life harder for the parents and children swept up in the system.
Why won’t Congress just extend the child tax credit? | Opinion
Proponents of using the child tax credit to alleviate poverty need to reach an agreement with those who insist that it must encourage low-income parents to work.
We need education — not misinformation — on the child tax credit | Opinion
We can’t fix economic inequality with the wave of a wand. But the child tax credit and its potential permanence is a step in the right direction.
Poverty in 2021 looks different than in 1964. But the U.S. hasn’t changed how it measures who’s poor since LBJ began his war | Opinion
If the U.S. ever hopes to finally win the war LBJ began in 1964, the poor need to be seen in order for the government to lift them out of poverty.
How lifting children out of poverty today will help them tomorrow | Opinion
Many studies conducted in recent years show that lifting children from the burdens of poverty has the potential to improve their health and ability to get a good education.