The pandemic-era expansion of SNAP benefits ended in all U.S. states by March 2023.
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Expanding SNAP helped shield low-income children from some of the harm caused by economic upheaval when the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Gas prices are at record highs.
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We asked four experts to explain what gas taxes are used for and whether waiving them will make much of a difference to American households.
Ontario’s child care policy now creates a universal, flat-fee child care for medium and high-income families
but doesn’t guarantee subsidies to low-income families.
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Ontario’s flat fee for child care should be replaced by an income-tested fee reflecting family incomes.
The official child poverty rate is about the same today as in 1967.
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An alternative approach to measuring poverty detected a decline in 2021, amid a surge in government support for low-income families.
The door to unemployment benefits is closing for million of Americans.
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Three pandemic-related unemployment benefit programs expire on Labor Day, putting millions of mostly low-income families in financial jeopardy.
Evictions continued despite the ban imposed during the pandemic.
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‘Informal evictions’ in which landlords harass or pressure tenants out of their homes continued during the the pandemic and may have even seen an increase.
Students pulling a heavy ball representing the total outstanding student debt in the U.S. at over $1.5 trillion.
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President-elect Joe Biden promised to forgive some part of student debt. An ethicist considers what’s fair.
Apartments house one in ten Australians, including a higher share of low-income households than other housing types. A new study identifies why some high-density neighbourhoods work better than others.
Families can use their EITC to improve their housing.
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The Earned Income Tax Credit was established in 1975 to reduce payroll taxes and help with rising prices for low-income families. Today, it could help poor families with housing.
External stressors might have more to do with a low-income couple’s success.
Relationship education programs are meant to strengthen low-income couples, with the idea children would benefit. But focusing on communication skills overlooks what really matters to these Americans.