Government initiatives cut child poverty in New York City in 2021, but many policies are no longer in effect — Columbia … – Center on Poverty and Social Policy

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Today, Robin Hood and CPSP released the fifth Poverty Tracker Annual Report which assesses rates of income poverty, material hardship and economic disadvantage in New York City in 2021.​​ This year’s Poverty Tracker also spotlights the temporary pandemic relief programs that dramatically—but only briefly—brought child poverty in New York City to historic lows. The reduction in poverty rates highlighted in the report shows that government policy can be an effective poverty-fighting tool.

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