According to some measures, child poverty fell nearly 60 percent between 1993 and 2019. Then came a pandemic that threatened families’ economic security anew – and some families more than others. As federal rescue and relief dollars run out, what policy levers do states have to support families’ economic security and extend the declines in child poverty that have been achieved?
Use the navigation in the menu on the right or the list below to explore the policies:
General Safety Net Policies
Cash Assistance Policies
Tax Credits and Policies
Food Security Policies
Paid Family and Medical Leave Policies
This inventory is not comprehensive, and we continue to update it. If your state has put a policy in place directly connected to improving families’ economic security that isn’t reflected here—or if you have worked against a policy that would have burdened families’ budgets—please let us know about it. We’ll make this resource better together.
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