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The official child poverty rate is about the same today as in 1967. More Than Words Photography by Alisa Brouwer/Moment Open via Getty Images

1 in 6 US kids are in families below the poverty line

An alternative approach to measuring poverty detected a decline in 2021, amid a surge in government support for low-income families.
Some tools of the trade for sex workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Ryan Conrad)

Sex, taxes & COVID-19: How sex workers navigated pandemic relief efforts

Government support programs like CERB and EI provide a safety net. During COVID-19, sex workers accessed various financial support — future policy needs to address the rights and security of sex workers.

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