Poverty and Inequality

Child Trends strives to give policymakers and administrators high-quality, up-to-date tools to both reduce child poverty and mitigate the impact of poverty and inequality on children, with the goal of supporting every child's healthy development. Our research examines child poverty from all angles, including the prevalence of poverty across populations, poverty’s impact on health and well-being, and policy responses to child poverty. Our expertise includes quantitative and qualitative research, policy analysis, technical assistance, and strategic dissemination of research and analysis.
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