Each year the Census Bureau releases national data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States for the previous year. The release of 2019 data provides a snapshot of where we were as a country prior to the coronavirus pandemic and before the country fell into a deep economic recession.
2019 poverty data from the U.S. Census Bureau expose significant pre-pandemic cracks in the economic foundation that supports people with low incomes.
Congress must invest in the supports that schools and child care providers need to assure the wellbeing of children, families, and teachers.
"There is no evidence so far that any of the programs are getting crushed by the coronavirus pandemic, and Gupta believes that’s because the programs are just one of many federal and state programs — including unemployment benefits and the federal coronavirus relief package — aimed at helping people through a crisis."
New network of advocates to fight for COVID relief for immigrant families and other protections for children in mixed-status families.
This article cites CLASP report about child care funding needs: "The Center for Law and Social Policy estimates that the industry as a whole will need nearly $10 billion per month to survive the pandemic, according to an April report."
This op-ed on was co-written by Olivia Golden the need for COVID-19 relief efforts to include immigrant families and children.
This brief unpacks the impacts of systemic racism on children’s development and describes how the coronavirus pandemic has magnified pervasive inequities in health, education, employment, and other factors across race and ethnicity.
New brief describes how the pandemic is only worsening long-standing racial inequities for infants, toddlers, and families of color.