Economic Policy Institute

JULY 19, 2006
1:14 PM

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Child Poverty Higher in US than Developed Nations

WASHINGTON - July 19 - Other developed countries have more effective policies for eliminating child poverty than the United States. In today’s Snapshot, EPI economist Sylvia Allegretto compares child poverty outcomes in 16 countries with similar economies. Even after accounting for governmental assistance, the United States trails these developed nations in child poverty, while governmental assistance in the other countries, on average, reduced child poverty by half.

Today’s Snapshot previews data to be presented as part of The State of Working America, 2006-2007, which will be available to journalists in August for Labor Day Weekend release. More information about how to request your copy will be coming soon.

Click here for the snapshot, or more on EPI economist Sylvia Allegretto.