Fact Sheet

The Recession’s Ongoing Impact on Children, 2012: First Focus Campaign for Children Policy Recommendations

Federal Budget
Poverty & Family Economics
Tax Policy

Recession Paper Policy RecommendationsA December 2012 First Focus analysis by Urban Institute researchers Julia Isaacs and Olivia Healey paints an alarming picture of the economic reality facing America’s children five years after the recession began. Their paper also notes that federal investments in children have avoided even greater harm. This companion paper offers specific policy recommendations for Congress and the President to strengthen protections for kids.

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