Research has found that he Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)promotes work, encourages children’s success at school. Read more from CLASP about the impacts this program has for Children and Health Benefits that extend Into adulthood.
Wealth isn't just money in the bank, it's insurance against tough times, tuition to get a better education and a better job, savings to retire on, and a springboard into the middle class. In 2010, whites on average had two times the income of blacks and Hispanics, but six times the wealth. Learn more about racial despartities in poverty issues HERE.
The causal effect of SNAP participation results in higher levels of preventative health care, improved diet, but a higher incidence of food distress. THIS PAPER examines the effect of SNAP participation on reported food insufficiency, health measures, and disease to better understand potential long-term health consequences of the elderly.
The American family has changed dramatically over the past half century, increasing in instability, diversity, and complexity. These changes in couples’ relationships and childbearing, which have led to unprecedented family complexity, have been accompanied by a steep increase in U.S. economic inequality over the last quarter of the 20th century. Researchers have found growing gaps in children’s experiences by their parents’ socioeconomic status. THIS PAPER from the Institute on Research in Poverty explains more.
The low rates at which U.S. College students complete a degree and the amount time they spend in remedial coursework are national problems. The situation is particularly acute for low-income and other underserved youth. THIS PAPER looks at the economic payoff for closing the college-readiness gap and argues why States should invest in accelerating low-income youth through post secondary credentials.
Youth savings accounts are emerging as a potential poverty reduction and youth development tool, with initial evidence indicating that children and youth who save in accounts earlier in life begin to think positively about their futures. This ISSUE BRIEF from the New America Foundation discusses options for introducing these programs.
Each year, Out of Reach demonstrates that large numbers of low income renters cannot afford the cost of living in the cities and towns where they work. This edition underscores the challenges facing the lowest income renters: increasing rents, stagnating wages, and a shortage of affordable housing. The urgent solution to these issues is clear: expanding the supply of affordable housing units, dedicated to the lowest income renters.