Cash for kids: Emerging plans to fight child poverty

Posted on AllSides February 16th, 2021

The United States has one of the highest rates of childhood poverty in the developed world. More than 11 million American children lived in poverty in 2019, a figure that’s expected to grow once data on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic becomes available. In the past week, two plans have emerged in Washington that take widely different approaches to achieving the same goal: combating child poverty by sending parents money every month.

Senate Democrats this week unveiled a proposal to provide parents with monthly payments totaling up to $3,600...

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