In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    The importance of engaging policymakers in reducing child poverty.

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    How to improve job training, benefits and wages for low-income families.

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    How to help families gain economic stability through EITC and other programs.

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    How to strengthen the safety net to protect children and families.

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    How to help low-income families become savers.

Key Takeaway

Reducing The Number Of Children In Poverty Requires A Multi-Pronged Approach

The number of children in the U.S. living in economically disadvantaged families continues to rise, especially in light of the recent recession and its impact across the country. This problem is not, however, inevitable; recommended strategies for raising children and families out of poverty include:

  • Public advocacy for changing policies and systems that impact low-income families.
  • Improving job training, benefits and pay to make it easier for families to earn a living wage.
  • Helping families keep more of their earnings through tax credits and other programs.
  • Strengthening the safety net of supports to ensure children have access to food and healthcare.
  • Helping low-income families build savings and assets.

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