Taking on Child Poverty
On March 29th, the Children, Youth and Family Funders Roundtable hosted a discussion on the child benefit package included in the pandemic relief bill which has the potential to cut child poverty by more than half (from 6% from 14%) in 2021, according to the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University (CPSP).
This webinar explored:
- Why child poverty is important and its impacts on children
- How it is measured
- Issues of equity and opportunity related to child poverty
- How the stimulus bill works to reduce child poverty
- What funders can do to leverage the bill in their communities and make these changes permanent
Access the recording here.
Related: The Potential Poverty Reduction Effect of President Biden’s Economic Relief Proposal, CSSP Poverty & Social Policy Fact Sheet. This fact sheet provides a projection of the poverty reduction effect of a set of policy elements within President-Elect Biden’s proposal for economic relief that could cut child poverty in half in 2021, including: enhanced Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, unemployment benefits, family and child care tax credits, as well as direct cash payments and an increased minimum wage.