Monthly Tax Credits Would Reduce Poverty

NEW RESEARCH from CPSP shows that monthly tax credit payments work better than a yearly lump-sum credit.

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Funding Our Kids 101: Understanding Cost

A cost model measures the true cost of equitably implementing, maintaining, or expanding a
program/service for kids

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Overdue for Pay Raise

State Payment Rates Are Not Keeping Pace with Rising Costs of Caring for Children, Wages, & Supplies

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The Expanded CTC Remains Essential

The Expanded Child Tax Credit is helping families, but National Survey shows continued outreach remains essential

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More children in poverty without CTC

The monthly child poverty rate increased from 12.1 percent in December 2021 to 17 percent in January 2022

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Cash Benefits During Baby’s First Years

A look at new national research and new state policy

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This Could Make or Break Families

Making government benefits more accessible and efficient doesn’t usually get the spotlight

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San Diego child care centers struggle

Even before COVID, hiring for child care was difficult because we undervalue and underpay the workforce

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Unstable Employment Increases Poverty

In an era of growing income inequality, the impact on a child can be devastating in their first six years.

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