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Lessons from a Historic Decline in Child Poverty
Please join Child Trends on Wednesday, October 12, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT for a webinar to discuss Child Trends’ groundbreaking study of the nation’s historic 59 percent decline in child poverty over the past 25 years. Child Trends examined three potential drivers of the decline in child poverty—economic factors, demographic shifts, and social safety net programs—to determine the likely causes of this drop. The study’s release comes as state and federal officials wrestle to safeguard children from the economic aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and create opportunities for longer-term economic mobility.

To aid such officials, our discussion will answer three key questions:
• What led to the decline in child poverty?
• Did all groups of children experience the decline?
• Which children were helped, and who was left behind?

New York Times reporter and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Jason DeParle will moderate a discussion with report authors Dr. Dana Thomson and Dr. Renee Ryberg. They will be joined by several prominent state and federal voices in human services policy.

Oct 12, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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