Family Resource Simulator Policy Impact Case Studies

Twenty-eight million working families and individuals rely on public benefits, such as childcare subsidies, SSI, Medicaid, SNAP, free school lunch, EITC, or free pre-K to make ends meet; however, public benefit programs sometimes penalize families as they earn more. Program administrators and policymakers have the power to improve and streamline program rules, but they need […]

Do States’ Immigrant-Friendly Policies Improve the Health of Children of Immigrants?: The Impact of Driver’s License Policies for Undocumented Immigrants and “Sanctuary” Policies on Access and Use of Health Care

This study examines the health impacts of local and state immigration-related policies that support undocumented immigrants and their families. The research question we sought to answer in this study was “Do sanctuary policies and driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants increase the chances that children of these immigrants receive adequate medical and dental care?” We focused […]

Disability Perspectives on Paid Leave: A Qualitative Anaysis of Leave-taking Among Workers Affected by Disabilities or Serious Health Conditions

The Arc/National Center for Children in Poverty Paid Leave Study Disability Perspectives on Paid Leave: A Qualitative Analysis of Leave-taking Among Workers Affected by Disabilities or Serious Health Conditions presents ground-breaking research on how workers with disabilities and working caregivers of people with disabilities use, need, and benefit from paid family and medical leave. It […]

The Florida Minimum Wage: How Much Can It Really Buy, and How High Should It Be?

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. In Florida and across the nation, there is much debate about the adequacy of the minimum wage. The federal minimum wage of $7.25 has not increased since July 2009, and has fallen by more than fifty cents in real terms since then. Adjusted for inflation, the current […]

Three Policy Reforms to Help Low-Income Children in Ohio

Ohio advocates and policymakers have recently proposed important new policy initiatives to help the state’s struggling working families. This policy brief models three reforms that promise to significantly improve the economic security of low-income Ohio families with children. First, we examine the effect of introducing a free and universal prekindergarten program for four-year-olds on families’ […]

Three Policy Reforms to Help Low-Income Children in Colorado

Colorado advocates and policymakers have launched important recent initiatives—both legislated and proposed—to help the state’s struggling working families. This policy brief presents the results of three state policy reforms that promise to significantly improve the economic security of low-income Colorado families with children: (1) Implementing two state income tax credits for families with children that […]

Taxing the Poor: State Income Tax Policies Make a Big Difference to Working Families

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. This is an excerpt from the full report. In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama called for policy change to ensure that “no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty.” However, a new NCCP analysis of state tax policy finds that […]