The issues of Childhood Poverty are important to our work in Congress.
Rent Burden, Housing Subsidies and the Well-being of Children and Youth
Researchers at the National Center for Children in Poverty look at rent burden, defined as spending more than 30 percent of household income on rent, and the implications on children’s well-being. To read this report, click HERE.
Today's Children, Tomorrow's America: Six Experts Face the Facts
Urban Institute scholars from diverse disciplines tackle a simple-to-state, hard-to-answer question: How can solutions to our national and state budget crises fit the facts about children in the United States? In their responses, the contributors wrestle with recent and approaching economic and demographic challenges in different ways and bring very different experiences to bear. To read this report, click HERE.
Living on the Edge: America's Low-Earning Families
This First Focus report, authored by Sophia Parker of the Resolution Foundation, discusses the factors that lie behind the declining living standards of low-income households with children today, as well as what steps can be taken to reverse this decline and create a pathway to the middle class for these families and their children. To read this report, click HERE.
Diverging Pathways: How Wealth Shapes
Opportunity for Children
This Insight Center for Community Economic Development report contributes to a better understanding of wealth and its effects on the current generation. The report summarizes household wealth data for a nationally representative sample of children representing all major racial and ethnic groups. It illustrates how disparities in wealth relate to indicators of child well-being. To read the report, click HERE.