Want to Help Poor Children? Give Their Caregivers Cash

Want to Help Poor Children? Give Their Caregivers Cash

Economist Ioana Marinescu, speaking at The Chronicle of Social Change‘s recent discussion on foster care capacity in Washington, D.C. During the holiday season , we are all reminded to be grateful for all the good things in our lives. It should also be a time to think about how many of our fellow Americans are far less fortunate than we are.

The level of inequality in the U.S. is far above that in other rich countries. The poorest 10 percent of Americans get a mere 1.6 percent of total cash income, own earnings and government transfers included. In comparison, France […]

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