Thought experiment: What if we gave the avg social security benefit to poor kids in the US? Ans: We’d essentially eradicate child poverty in this country. We can & should do more for our most vulnerable kids, in this pandemic & beyond. My essay on this
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“What if we gave every child living in poverty the average Social Security benefit received by a Social Security recipient age 65 or over? The answer is that we would essentially eliminate child poverty in this country.”
If we gave each child living in poverty the average Social Security benefit received by a Social Security recipient age 65 and over, the rate of childhood poverty in this country would fall to less than 1%. Read more from
In 1959, 35% of those age 65 and over lived in poverty. Social Security has helped bring that number down to 8.9%. In her new analysis, asks: what if we gave the same benefits to the 14.4% of children living in poverty today?
In 1959, 35% of those age 65 and over lived in poverty. Social Security has helped bring that number down to 8.9%. In her new analysis, asks: what if we gave the same benefits to the 14.4% of children living in poverty today?
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Dedicating 2 percent of federal spending to Social Security benefits for children could almost eliminate child poverty. An idea that makes a lot more sense than most spending proposals out there.
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The federal government – and I will add many state and local officials – failed to prioritize kids’ well-being when it came to COVID relief and policy measures.