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Where is the urgency?

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United States has the second-highest rate of children living in poverty among the world’s largest economies: 21.2%. By the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey estimates, 14.4% of children under the age of 18 were living in poverty in the United States in 2019. 

Regardless of any technical or definitional issues driving trends and numbers, the persistence of a higher rate of poverty for children under 18, and the fact that one of our most vulnerable demographics is also one of the most impacted by poverty, cries out for more aggressive action.

Register for this event to learn more about potential solutions, or get in touch if you want to explore more options for understanding child poverty in your community and think about ways to support all children in thriving. Failure to act on this issue is literally impoverishing our future.

Reducing child poverty in the United States

Wednesday, March 1, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

Ending child poverty remains an economic and moral imperative. Policy changes made during the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically reduced child poverty and child food insecurity, but the 2022 poverty and food insecurity statistics are likely to show these gains have been reversed.


economic development, equity and inclusion, fourth economy