US child poverty rate at an all-time low
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- Child poverty in the US was stagnant - and then something changed
- H. Luke Shaefer, Patrick Cooney, Betsey Stevenson
- Sep 14 2022
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- 2244 words
This sounds like a(nother) good argument for some kind of UBI.
From the article:
(See graph in article.)
I wonder, has the minimum income been adjusted to account for inflation? How about people living in urban areas which have a higher cost of living then rural areas, and so people earning same income would be living vastly different lives? Have all of these been accounted for? Or are we just looking at the basic minimum income argument still?
There's a chart in the article showing two different ways of measuring it, and it seems they both make some adjustments but in different ways.
It seems the trend has been significant enough that it doesn't matter which one you use.