Moving Kids Out of Poverty is Possible; Casey’s New Podcast Explores How
In a new episode of CaseyCast, the Foundation’s Lisa Hamilton and the Brookings Institution’s Ron Haskins discuss America’s stubborn child poverty rate and how we can boost economic mobility among low-income families.
Their 24-minute talk explores policy strategies in three areas—work, education and family—aimed at helping financially fragile families succeed.
Some of the strategies cited in this discussion include:
- Promoting delayed, responsible childbearing.
- Boosting access to effective parenting education.
- Improving skills to help young people get well-paying jobs.
- Increasing public investment in two underfunded stages of education: preschool and postsecondary.
Go to the 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book for the latest statistics on economic well-being—and to view child poverty rates in your state.
About the Expert
Ron Haskins co-directs the Center on Children and Families and serves as a senior fellow in the Economic Studies program for the Brookings Institution. He is an expert on poverty, preschool and foster care as well as an Annie E. Casey Foundation senior consultant and a former White House and congressional advisor on welfare issues.