Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2015Poverty & Family Economics
Child poverty in the United States remains high, with 15.5 million (21.1 percent of children) living below the poverty line in 2014. Though the poverty rate for all age groups has gone up in recent years, the child poverty rate is significantly higher.
The Child Poverty Reduction Act (H.R. 2408, S. 2224) would establish a national target to reduce the number of children living in poverty in America by half in ten years and eliminate child poverty in 20 years, as well as institute a process to identify the most effective interventions to meet this target.