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Social Security: The Most Important Anti-Poverty Program for Children

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Publication Date: March 2005

Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): Heather Boushey

Topic: Banking and finance (Public finance)

Keywords: Poverty; Household income; Retired workers

Type: Report

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).