Poverty & Economic Well-being

Childhood poverty—especially deep poverty, persistent poverty, and poverty during the earliest years of life—can negatively affect nearly every dimension of child development and well-being, including physical and mental health, social and emotional development, academic outcomes, and eventual labor market success. Despite a steep decline (by 59%) in child poverty from 1993 to 2019, the number of children living in families with insufficient resources to meet their basic needs remains too high.        

Featured Experts

Yiyu Chen

Research Scientist II

Lina Guzman

Chief Strategy Officer and Director of the Hispanic Institute

Kristin Anderson Moore

Senior Scholar and Past President

Zakia Redd

Program Area Director, Youth Development, Poverty and Inequality

Renee Ryberg

Senior Research Scientist I

Dana Thomson

Senior Research Scientist II


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