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H. Luke Shaefer and colleagues argue for a universal child allowance

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"Child poverty in the US is a disgrace. Experts are embracing this simple plan to cut it." - VOX. 04/27/2017.

This piece describes a simple approach to reducing child poverty - already in place in almost every EU countries, Canada, and Austrailia: federal allotments paid to low and middle-income families to help them raise their children. In a paper being presented at an anti-poverty conference and, later, in the Russell Sage Foundation Journal of Social Sciences, Luke Shaefer and 8 other researchers outline their proposal for a universal monthly child allowance in the U.S., with three potential models this could follow.

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H. Luke Shaefer

More Media Coverage:

The American Prospect. Fighting Child Poverty With a Universal Child Allowance. 4/19/2017.

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