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Project Title:

Building an Agenda to Reduce the Number of Children in Poverty by Half in 10 Years
PIN: DBASSE-BCYF-16-05        

Major Unit:

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit: Board on Children, Youth, and Families
Committee on National Statistics

RSO: Le Menestrel, Suzanne

Subject/Focus Area: Behavioral and Social Sciences; Education


Project Scope
An ad hoc committee will review materials and the fuller questions in the 2016 Appropriations act and convene series of meetings. The committee will review and summarize the economic and social costs of child poverty and assess current federal, state, and local efforts to reduce child poverty, but will limit the “recommendations” to outlining an approach that would be needed to reduce the number of children living in poverty in the United States by half in 10 years.

Among the issues to be studied include:
• The macroeconomic, health, and crime/social costs of child poverty.
• Current efforts aimed at reducing poverty.
• Criteria for approaching recommendations to reduce the number of children living in poverty in the United States by half in 10 years.


 
Project Duration: 17 months    

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Meetings
 Meeting 1 - 04/25/2017
 Meeting 2 - 06/20/2017
 Meeting 3 - 08/17/2017
 Meeting 4 - 09/21/2017

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