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Kearney comments on potential help for poor families

Biden plan could make inroads on poverty

Writing in the Philadelphia Tribune, Josh Boak examines new President Joe Biden's economic stimulus plan and notes that Republican lawmakers might work to trim it back. Still, he writes, "The array of spending in the Biden plan would halve the child poverty rate to 6.6%, the lowest level ever based on records going back to 1967, according to estimates from researchers at Columbia University."

Faculty Associate Melissa Kearney commented "“It’s a reasonable question why more hasn’t been done on this previously. Perhaps it took this pandemic to make the economic suffering of poor families - and the moral and economic cost of that - glaringly obvious.”

See the complete story in the Philadelphia Tribune


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Philadelphia Tribune, January 18, 2021