Think Too Much: Taking the long view on child poverty
Dec 10, 2017
For the study, Rothwell and co-author Annie McEwen of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, examined child poverty rates between 2007 and 2010 in the United States and four other countries with similar demographics: the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada and Australia. (The study was recently published in the Journal of Marriage and Family.)
Rothwell and McEwen found that child poverty declined between 2007 and 2010 in Canada and the United Kingdom, increased in Australia and Ireland, and remained unchanged in the United States. Changes in income accounted for the decline in Canada and the increases in Australia and Ireland. In the United Kingdom, changes to the social safety net were associated with declines in the poverty rate.