H. Luke Shaefer and colleagues argue for a universal child allowance
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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.
Additional Media Coverage:
"Fighting Child Poverty With a Universal Child Allowance" - The American Prospect. 4/19/2017.