Friday, February 19, 2021

A ‘Refreshing’ Bipartisan Debate on Child Poverty

From Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, February 17

Both parties are advancing serious proposals to reduce child poverty, proposing competing plans that differ on many details but share a central theme: sending monthly aid to families with few restrictions.

At an event on the topic last week sponsored by the Urban Institute, Urban President Sarah Rosen Wartell noted that the mere existence of a real, bipartisan debate about child poverty is notable and welcome in and of itself. “It’s a refreshing change, almost a throwback, to have a substantial debate on policy around a shared goal,” she said.

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