An alternative approach to measuring poverty detected a decline in 2021, amid a surge in government support for low-income families.
The 2021 child tax credit expansion helped lift millions of families with children out of hunger. After those payments ended in December 2021, those families may again face food insufficiency.
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.
A scholar of nutrition opens up with a personal take on food insecurity in America.
Many studies conducted in recent years tie lower poverty rates for children to better health and higher pay when they grow up.
For middle-class and wealthy families, securing government aid tends to be free of hassles. For low-income families, the process is often stigmatizing and the benefits meager.
Despite evidence that cash payments can help improve well-being, they have limitations as well, according to a development economist.
This benefit, together with other features of the latest relief package, may greatly reduce child poverty.
Monthly payments to families with children could lift millions of US children out of poverty.