Child poverty and policy in the US and UK
The US has long been associated with high rates of child poverty, both on its own terms and relative to other wealthy nations. Currently, the US is in the early stages of repurposing an old policy tool – a national child allowance – to a new end: cutting child poverty during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. How does this compare to the past and present situation for children and child benefits in the UK?
By Megan A Curran