Social Security: The Most Important Anti-Poverty Program for Children
Publication Date: March 2005
Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research
Author(s): Heather Boushey
Keywords: Poverty; Household income; Retired workers
Coverage: United States
This report finds that more low-income children live in families that receive a Social Security check than in families that receive a check from the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. The study analyzed data from the Survey on Income and Program Participation (SIPP).