Month: November 2015

Poorest 20% of Families Spent 14% of Income on Diapers in ’14

  “The struggle to provide enough diapers is apparent from data showing how much Americans spend on them per year,” writes the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in its coverage of H.R. 4055, or the Hygiene Assistance for Families of Infants and Toddlers Act of 2015. Introduced last week, H.R. 4055 will allow states to […]

Federal EITC Kept 2 Percent of the Population Out of Poverty

Researchers at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire have release a brief that “documents the proportion of Americans who would have been poor absent the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), all else being equal, across 2010–2014.” The brief states, “Children are especially at risk of becoming poor without EITC […]

Congress Takes on #DiaperNeed!

  Congress is taking on “diaper need,” a hidden consequence of poverty that impacts one in three U.S. families, and the well-being of babies everywhere. On Wednesday, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., introduced the Hygiene Assistance for Families of Infants and Toddlers Act of 2015 (H.R. 4055). The proposed legislation would make […]