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.
Policymakers can support young workers through the pandemic by expanding the EITC to encompass more childless workers and increase monthly benefit.
CLASP's youth and young adult mental health framework calls for policies that increase access to healing, transformative mental health supports for this population.
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the United States’ most effective antipoverty programs. This brief highlights the EITC eligibility criteria for young workers.
The Center for Law and Social Policy’s (CLASP) youth and young adult mental health framework calls for policies that increase access to healing, transformative mental health supports for this population.6 Through our Policy Advancing Transformation and Healing (PATH) initiative, CLASP has collabo
When the effects of historical and cultural trauma are transferred through generations it is called intergenerational trauma. This relates to mental health among indigenous people as a whole, because all of the atrocities our ancestors faced have an impact on us today and how our brains wired.
The next COVID-19 response package must comprehensively address the health and economic circumstances of individuals with low incomes. This brief outlines key priorities that Congress must include in the next legislative package to do so.
The reemergence of worksite raids is an example of the Trump Administration’s enforcement-heavy approach that harms not only workers, but also families and communities.
Children of immigrants now comprise one in four of all children in the United States. Hardworking immigrants continue to be humiliated and punished due to an unjust system that relies on and often exploits their labor. Their children, the majority of whom are U.S. citizens, are forced to suffer the long-term harmful consequences of harsh immigration policy decisions that are often politically motivated.