Paving a Pathway to Prosperity

Building Upon Pandemic Progress for Economic Security & Opportunity

December 2022

Policymakers from all parties and backgrounds often share the goal of ensuring prosperity, good health, and overall wellbeing for all communities and people in the United States. Our country’s public benefits, tax, and health coverage programs are critical to achieving these goals. Yet, even with good intentions and promising first steps, many social protection programs need greater investments if we are to succeed in promoting and achieving economic security and opportunity for all.

The federal policies and programs enacted in 2020, 2021, and 2022 swiftly and dramatically reduced poverty and hardship, narrowed racial disparities, and improved long-term outcomes for children and families.

Explore the Two Pagers

Children & Families

Working People

Young Adults