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The coronavirus generation

The New York Times, Aug. 22, 2020

August 22, 2020

The coronavirus generation

Congress asked the National Academies what it would take to cut child poverty in half. The panel considered the expansion of 10 programs, including job training, housing aid, child care, food stamps and the earned-income tax credit. None reduced child poverty nearly as much as creating a child allowance. … “If I had to pick one policy, I would put my bet on a child allowance,” said Greg J. Duncan, an economist at the University of California, Irvine, who led the academies’ study group. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]