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By Tia Lewis, US Poverty Intern
Last Friday, a panel of experts joined forces at the New America Foundation to discuss the Earned Income Tax Credit and its role in the 21st Century. Due to its undeniable success, the policy has consistently gotten bipartisan support on Capitol Hill. However, with millions of working households still living in poverty, there has been conversations about how to make the policy even more effective.Read More.
By Tia Lewis, RESULTS U.S. Poverty Intern, and Meredith Dodson, Director of RESULTS U.S. Poverty Campaigns
The Census Bureau released its latest income poverty data last week, indicating that over one in seven Americans lived in poverty in 2014. We summarize the different data sets and what they can tell us about how low-income families are faring.Read More.
New Census Data Shows Millions of Americans are Struggling, EITC and Child Tax Credit Make an Impact
By Meredith Dodson, RESULTS Director of US Poverty Campaigns
This morning, the Census Bureau released its latest income and poverty data, showing that one in seven poverty Americans and one in five American children still live below the federal poverty line (just over $24,000 for a family of four). The poverty rate in the United States was 14.8 percent in 2014, 46.7 million Americans, not statistically significant than 2013. The child poverty rate in 2014 was 21.1 percent, also not a statistically significant change. But, we cannot celebrate when almost one in five American children live in poverty. Instead, we must act! This is a chance to urge policymakers to take the first step by saving key provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit (CTC) this fall. These are some of the country’s most effective anti-poverty strategies – the Census’s Supplemental Poverty Measure showed these pro-work tax credits helped to move 9.8 million Americans out of poverty in 2014Read More.
By Crickett Nicovich, Senior Policy Associate
In case you lost track on the many month long appropriations campaign, here's a reminder of where we are on Fiscal Year 2016.Read More.