August 22, 2021
Melissa Kearney (University of Maryland) joins Michael Klein to discuss the scope and causes of child poverty in the U.S,. and the policy efforts to alleviate it.
May 31, 2021
With over 1 in 7 children living in poverty in 2019, the U.S. is an outlier among rich nations. According to UC Berkeley professor Hilary Hoynes, it doesn’t have to be this way.
January 20, 2021
A focus on income poverty alone will overlook the precarious economic conditions related to low levels of wealth and their impact on children's life chances.
October 28, 2019
During economic downturns the social safety net can help families meet basic needs while providing a fiscal stimulus to the economy.
April 2, 2019
Over 9 million children lived below the poverty line in 2015. Evidence-based solutions could make a substantial difference in the rate of child poverty.