Opinion | We let child poverty soar last year. We could choose differently.
By Catherine Rampell, Washington Post
Most impressive: The child poverty rate, as measured after benefits and taxes, was cut nearly in half, to 5.2 percent. This represented its lowest level on record, an achievement possible partly thanks to other federal investments in kids that predated the pandemic. Such measures have been motivated by all we’ve learned about the enduring effects poverty has on kids’ development and future health, educational and career outcomes.