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A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty (2019)

Chapter: Appendix C: Authors of Memos Submitted to the Committee

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Authors of Memos Submitted to the Committee." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25246.
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Appendix C

Authors of Memos Submitted to the Committee

INDIVIDUALS

David Brady, University of California Riverside and WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Sarah K. Bruch, University of Iowa

Maria Cancian and Daniel R. Meyer, Institute for Research on Poverty

Miles Corak, University of Ottawa

Matthew Desmond, Harvard University

Robert Doar, American Enterprise Institute

Samuel Hammond, Niskanen Center

Jody Heymann and Aleta Sprague, University of California, Los Angeles

Pamela Joshi, Brandeis University, and Yoonsook Ha, Boston University

John H. Laub, University of Maryland, College Park

Ronald B. Mincy, Columbia University School of Social Work

Edgar O. Olsen, University of Virginia

Pia M. Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and Madeline Zavodny, University of North Florida

James Riccio, MDRC

Isabel Sawhill, Brookings Institution

Arloc Sherman, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Mark Shriver, Save the Children Action Network

Eugene Steuerle, The Urban Institute

Laura M. Tach, Cornell University

W. Bradford Wilcox, University of Virginia

James P. Ziliak, University of Kentucky

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Authors of Memos Submitted to the Committee." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25246.
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ORGANIZATIONS

The Children’s Defense Fund

First Focus

The Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative (RGI) at The Century Foundation (TCF)

Youth Development Institute of Puerto Rico

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Authors of Memos Submitted to the Committee." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25246.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Authors of Memos Submitted to the Committee." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25246.
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The strengths and abilities children develop from infancy through adolescence are crucial for their physical, emotional, and cognitive growth, which in turn help them to achieve success in school and to become responsible, economically self-sufficient, and healthy adults. Capable, responsible, and healthy adults are clearly the foundation of a well-functioning and prosperous society, yet America's future is not as secure as it could be because millions of American children live in families with incomes below the poverty line. A wealth of evidence suggests that a lack of adequate economic resources for families with children compromises these children’s ability to grow and achieve adult success, hurting them and the broader society.

A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty reviews the research on linkages between child poverty and child well-being, and analyzes the poverty-reducing effects of major assistance programs directed at children and families. This report also provides policy and program recommendations for reducing the number of children living in poverty in the United States by half within 10 years.

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