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CLASP Supports End Child Poverty Act Proposed by Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA)

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Publication Date: November 2005

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Jodie Levin-Epstein; Mark Greenberg

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Type: Other

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

We applaud the decision to offer the "End Child Poverty Act" as an amendment to the tax reconciliation bill. The effort to set a national goal of reducing child poverty by half within a
decade, and to eliminate it entirely as soon as possible after that, is both appropriate and important.