Child poverty fell by nearly half in 2021, Census Bureau says

By Matt Levin


Big tax credits for low-income households and those last stimulus payments were the biggest factors. An expanded child tax credit gave families more than $3,000 per kid.

“The child poverty reductions were stunning,” said Indi Dutta-Gupta, president of the Center for Law and Social Policy. “We had very well designed policies to send child poverty to levels we’ve never seen in this country.”

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