Fact Sheet

Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2015

Poverty & Family Economics

Child Poverty Reduction Act Fact Sheet - Senate versionChild poverty in the U.S. remains high, with 15.5 million (21.1 percent of children) living below the poverty line in 2014. Children continue to disproportionately experience poverty in our society – while they make up 23 percent of the total population, they comprise 33 percent of people living in poverty.

Introduced by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), the Child Poverty Reduction Act would establish a national target to reduce the number of children living in poverty in America by half in ten years and eliminating child poverty in twenty years, as well as institute a process to identify the most effective interventions to meet this target.

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