Eliminating Childhood Poverty
Childhood poverty is on the decline. New research shows that it fell by 59 percent from 1993 to 2019. Despite this historic progress, disparities remain. Black and Latino children are about three times as likely as white children to be poor. Analysis from the non-partisan group Child Trends says the social safety net and a combination of economic factors were largely responsible for the decline. So what policies need to be put in place to maintain this progress? Our guest today is Dr. Renee Ryberg, a research scientist with Child Trends who says our work to end child poverty is far from over.
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