Annie E. Casey Foundation

As child poverty doubles, states launch or expand their own tax credits

BY: - September 25, 2023

The federal pandemic-era child tax credit expansion lifted millions of children out of poverty in the second half of 2021. But Congress allowed it to expire at the end of that year, and new U.S. census data shows the child poverty rate more than doubled in 2022, erasing the record gains that were made. “It […]

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Arkansans face more challenges than most accessing child care, report shows

BY: - June 14, 2023

Arkansas is one of the top states where families struggle most to access quality child care, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation report released Wednesday.  From 2020 to 2021, nearly 15% of Arkansas children from birth to 5 years old lived in families in which someone quit, changed or refused a job because of […]