BEYOND THE NUMBERS
State Data on Safety Net’s Impact, in One Place
We’ve posted a spreadsheet, courtesy of our Excel whiz Rebecca Portman, with all the data that we used in our new state fact sheets on the safety net’s impact. It contains information for every state on how much government programs reduce poverty, as well as the impact of the programs with the largest anti-poverty effects: Social Security, SNAP (formerly food stamps), the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, Supplemental Security Income, and federal rental assistance. The worksheet also contains data on how many state residents have health coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
You can find the individual state fact sheets here or by clicking on a state in the map below.