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Programs Targeted for Cuts Keep Millions From Poverty, New Census Data Show

September 10, 2019

Update, November 13: We’ve updated this post to incorporate revised data the Census Bureau released in October.

Economic hardship would be far more pervasive without key anti-poverty programs, Census data released today show, with programs like SNAP (food stamps), the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), the Child Tax Credit, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) keeping millions...

In Focus: Key Federal Programs Lift Millions Out of Poverty

One-Third of U.S.-Born Citizens Would Struggle to Meet Standard of Extreme Trump Rule for Immigrants

September 27, 2018

A new draft proposed rule from President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security would create a harsh new standard for immigration officials to decide whether to let immigrants lawfully in the United States stay here and let those seeking legal entry come and...

Toddler walking down path with parents

Economic Security, Health Programs Reduce Poverty and Hardship, With Long-Term Benefits

February 9, 2018

Update, March 22: We’ve replaced the final graphic in this post with an updated version from our chart book.

In his 2018 budget, President Trump called for unprecedented cuts in programs for low- and moderate-income families. With the President...

Economic Security Programs Cut Poverty Rate Nearly in Half in 2016

In Poverty and Health Debates, Adults Without College Degrees Have Most to Lose

February 16, 2017

With the potential this year for substantial cuts in poverty reduction programs and the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) repeal, people without a bachelor’s...

Whites Without College Degree Are Largest Group of Working-Age Adults Lifted Above Poverty Line by Safety Net

Safety Net Cut Poverty Nearly in Half Last Year

September 14, 2016

Safety net programs cut the poverty rate nearly in half in 2015, lifting 38 million people — including 8 million children — above the poverty line, our analysis of Census data released yesterday finds.

Safety Net Cut Poverty Rate Nearly in Half in 2015

Poorest Children in Single-Mother Families Got Poorer Under Welfare Reform

August 25, 2016

With the 1996 welfare law in the news this week on its 20th anniversary, our new report finds that the poorest children in single-mother families grew poorer between 1995 and 2005 — the best period to examine the law’s impact, as the economy was...

For Children of Single Mothers, Income Fell for Poorest Tenth

Safety Net’s Anti-Poverty Effectiveness Has Grown Nearly Ten-Fold Since 1967

January 4, 2016

The safety net was nearly ten times more effective at reducing poverty in 2014 as in 1967, new data show.

Safety Net's Effectiveness at Reducing Poverty Has Grown Nearly Ten-Fold Since 1967

Safety Net Cut Poverty Nearly in Half in 2014

November 3, 2015

With the House Ways and Means Committee holding a hearing today on the safety net (at which CBPP President Robert Greenstein will testify), here’s something policymakers should consider: safety net programs cut the poverty rate nearly in half...

Safety Net Cut Poverty Nearly in Half in 2014

The Safety Net’s Strengths and Limits

September 2, 2015

With poverty in the news — including a major new book on the rise of extreme poverty and the Census Bureau’s upcoming release of the latest poverty figures — our...

Correcting for Underreporting Shows Even Bigger Safety Net Impact

Safety Net Cut Poverty Nearly in Half Last Year, New Census Data Show

October 16, 2014

Safety net programs cut the poverty rate nearly in half in 2013, our analysis of Census data released today finds, lifting 39 million people — including more than 8 million children — out of poverty.  The data highlight the effectiveness of cash assistance...