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Report offers roadmap for cutting child poverty in half in a decade

Mar 14, 2019

 


 

 

 

On the next Your Call, we’ll talk about child poverty. A new report from a bipartisan panel offers proposals for cutting child poverty in half over the next decade.

Strategies include increasing tax credits, expanding housing vouchers and nutrition assistance, and raising the minimum wage. The proposals could cost between $90 and $109 billion a year. Right now, the report estimates child poverty costs $800 billion to $1.1 trillion a year. When will politicians take action?

Guests:

Greg Duncan, chair of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee On Building And Agenda To Reduce The Number Of Children In Poverty By Half In 10 Years, and a Distinguished Professor of education at UC Irvine

Kate Gallagher Robbins, director of policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress

Web Resources:

 

Vox: Congress asked top experts for a plan to cut child poverty in half. Here it is.

NAS: Consensus Study Report Highlights: A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty

NPR: Report: Child Poverty Could Be Cut In Half Over 10 Years, At A Hefty Price