Both legal immigrants and undocumented parents face hurdles in getting aid. The problem has grown more acute as children of immigrants account for a growing share of young people.
Author: Jason DeParle
Their Mothers Were Teenagers. They Didn’t Want That for Themselves.
Teen pregnancies have plummeted, as has child poverty. The result is a profound change in the forces that bring opportunity between generations.
The Expanded Child Tax Credit Is Gone. The Battle Over It Remains.
A pandemic-era program that sent monthly checks of up to $300 per child to most families drove down poverty rates. Amid new research about its merits, some Democrats are vowing to bring it back.
Cash Aid to Poor Mothers Improves Brain Function in Babies, Study Finds
The research could have policy implications as President Biden pushes to revive his proposal to expand the child tax credit.
How Tech is Helping Poor People Get Government Aid
Even as the government expanded aid programs, many people faced barriers to using them. That problem is now being addressed with apps and streamlined websites.
Child Care Has High Costs for Parents, Low Wages for Staff
President Biden’s social policy legislation aims to address a problem that weighs on many families — and the teachers and child care centers serving them.
Vast Expansion in Aid Kept Food Insecurity From Growing Last Year
Despite the economic downturn, government figures for 2020 show no overall rise in hunger of the sort typical in past recessions. But some groups still suffered.