The research could have policy implications as President Biden pushes to revive his proposal to expand the child tax credit.
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.
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.
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.