Children in Poverty: Trends, Consequences, and Policy Options

Research BriefPoverty & Economic Well-beingApr 1 2009

This Research Brief draws on Census data for 2007 to present a statistical portrait of children in poverty in the United States, updating similar briefs Child Trends produced in 1999 and 2002. The brief highlights research on the consequences of poverty for children and suggests program and policy approaches that hold promise for decreasing poverty among low-income children and their families.