Here’s who will benefit from the expanded child tax credit

May 18, 2021
Under the American Rescue Plan, eligible families could receive a monthly payment for each child under 18.
The American Rescue Plan provides expanded benefits for families with children under the age of 18.
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Relief bill could lift millions of kids out of poverty by expanding tax credit

Feb 24, 2021
Eligible parents could get monthly checks under the proposal instead of a yearly credit when they file their taxes.
According to the OECD, the U.S. has one of the highest child poverty rates in the developed world.
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The child poverty rate today is the same as in 1990

Jun 17, 2019
In 2017, the child poverty rate was 18%. Go back nearly three decades to 1990: also 18%.
Children play as a woman, a member of the Navajo Nation, fills bottles of water at a public tap on June 05, 2019 in Thoreau, New Mexico.
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A more accurate measure of poverty?

Sep 15, 2015
A look behind the Census Bureau's Supplemental Poverty Measure.

Poor children, a new majority in public schools

Jan 16, 2015
More than half of U.S. public school students come from low-income families, report says.
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Comcast expands low-income internet program

Aug 5, 2014
Looking at the motivations behind Comcast's eased eligibility requirements.
A Comcast contractor repair pickup. The cable company has been expanding eleigibility for its low-income internet program, which critics allege is mainly to curry the favor of regulators for its merger with Time Warner Cable. 
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How the fiscal cliff may affect child poverty

Nov 30, 2012
Much of the buzz about the fiscal cliff has been about how it will affect the wealthy and middle class. But how might it impact children living if poverty if a deal isn't reached?

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Tough Choices: How the poor spend money

Oct 5, 2012
Three families living around the poverty line in San Diego tell Marketplace Money what it means to spend money when you don't have a whole lot of it.
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Young, poor and creative in San Diego

Sep 29, 2012
Kids growing up in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego weigh in on their community through photos and videos