Research suggests that childhood poverty impedes children’s healthy growth and success in adulthood. In 2015, Congress asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a study of child poverty in the US and identify evidence-based policies to reduce it. The recently released report, “A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty,” describes two packages of federal policies that would cut US child poverty by half within a decade.

But what would it take to turn report proposals into congressional authorization for new federal spending? Do key stakeholders agree that reducing child poverty is a priority for federal policy? And if authorized, how much would new federal spending really help poor children?

Join AEI for a presentation on the report, followed by a panel discussion on the realistic prospects for the report’s proposals to improve children’s lives.

This audio first appeared at an AEI event held on July 17, 2019, at AEI’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

Watch the full event here.

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