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National Center for Children in Poverty, 25th Anniversary

A 1-Minute Description of NCCP
Who We Are, What We Do, and What We Believe

Our Work in the States

50-State Policy Tracker

How progressive is your state? NCCP's policy tracker looks at six critical work supports:

  1. Child Care and Development (CCDF) subsidies
  2. Family and Medical Leave
  3. Income tax liability
  4. Minimum Wage Standards
  5. State Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit
  6. Earned Income Tax Credit



Basic Facts About Low-Income Children

Basic Facts About Low-Income Children: Children under 18 Years, 2012


Early Childhood State Policy Profile Update

See your state’s early care and education, health, and safety net policy choices.

Data Tools

Young Child Risk Calculator

calculatorUse the Young Child Risk Calculator to determine how many young children in any state are experiencing individual or multiple risks that affect their development and school readiness.

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National Center for Children in Poverty Book Club
Poverty in America

"John Iceland combines statistical data, theoretical arguments, and historical information in a book that is highly readable. An excellent overview of the dimensions and sources of American poverty."

- William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Harvard University

John Iceland

The author, John Iceland, is head of the Department of Sociology at Penn State University, where his research focuses on social demography, racial residential segregation, poverty, and immigration issues.

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