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Leading Economist Touts SNAP’s and EITC's Long-Term Benefits for Children

June 9, 2017

Access to SNAP (formerly food stamps), the nation’s key food assistance program, during pregnancy and early childhood can improve health — and, for girls, economic well-being—in adulthood, leading economist Hilary Hoynes says in an interview with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Her...

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President Trump’s Budget Cuts TANF Despite Stated Goal to Reduce Poverty, Boost Work

May 24, 2017

President Trump’s budget would cut the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant and Contingency Fund — which provide funds to states for short-term income assistance, work programs, and other crucial supports for poor families with children — by $22 billion over ten years. Such cuts conflict sharply with the purported goals, as stated in the budget, of reducing poverty and...

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New York Times Highlights How Income Boosts Can Help Low-Income Children Succeed

April 19, 2017

Programs that boost income and help families afford basic needs also enhance poor children’s future health, education, and projected earnings, as the New York Times recently wrote. Despite growing evidence that bolstering family income can help poor children catch up in a range of...

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