Solution to reducing child poverty "no great mystery" - Cooney

June 26, 2022 WDET

WDET's Detroit Today notes that, "Child poverty is the highest in the U.S. compared to other developed nations. While we have programs to address poverty for our elders — social security and Medicare, chief among them — programs directed at children fail to garner the same level of support and popularity nationally."

Poverty Solution's Patrick Cooney told the program that the solution to reducing child poverty is "no great mystery."

“When you look at child poverty rates in other western, wealthy nations, and you see them much lower than in the United States, they all have something like a universal child allowance on the books,” says Cooney. “When we had this brief experience last year with the expanded child tax credit, you see the same thing with children — you see child poverty drop considerably.”