How many people are really facing poverty in the U.S.?

By Janet Nguyen


The government distributed a third round of stimulus checks in 2021, while an expanded child tax credit provided families with up to $3,600 per child.

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

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