The Costs of Cutting Health Care: An Analysis of Recent Changes to New Jersey FamilyCare

This is an excerpt from the full report. Across the country, states grapple with the reality of unflagging unemployment and weak revenues. Fiscal prudence competes with an unprecedented need for public services as poverty rates continue to rise. In 2010, 15.4 percent of children living in poverty were uninsured, yet Medicaid has taken primacy over […]

The Costs of Cutting Health Care: An Analysis of Recent Changes to New Jersey FamilyCare

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. This is an excerpt from the full report. Across the country, states grapple with the reality of unflagging unemployment and weak revenues. Fiscal prudence competes with an unprecedented need for public services as poverty rates continue to rise. In 2010, 15.4 percent of children living in poverty were […]

Making Work Pay in Montana

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. In Montana, 44 percent of children live in low-income families—defined as income below twice the federal poverty level (FPL). Despite 86 percent of these children having at least one parent who is employed, many of their families struggle to make ends meet on earnings alone. Work support […]

When Work Supports Don’t Support Work: A Case for Parental Health Coverage in Mississippi

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. The recession has wreaked havoc on America’s workforce, putting pressure on states to make difficult budgetary choices. As the perennial concern of balancing the budget takes hold of state government, recessionary spending cuts further jeopardize the health and economic security of families. An increasing number of Americans […]

Healthy Kids and Strong Working Families: Improving Economic Security for North Dakota Families with Children

North Dakota is currently experiencing an economic boom that is bringing prosperity to the state and many of its citizens. The prosperity is not shared by all, however. Many workers helping to generate the economic boom do not feel its benefit and nearly one third of North Dakota families struggle to make ends meet. Most […]

SNAP Take-up Among Immigrant Families with Children

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. This is an excerpt from the full report. Introduction Immigration is rapidly changing the face of young America. More than one child in four aged 18 years old or younger was either born abroad or lived with a foreign-born parent in 2009 and this ratio is expected […]

English Language Proficiency, Family Economic Security, and Child Development

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. Key Findings Over 55 million individuals spoke a language other than English at home in 2007, an increase of 140 percent from 1980. The number of Spanish speakers rose by more than 23.4 million between 1980 and 2007, a 211 percent increase. Twenty-one percent of children age […]

Making Work Supports Work: Tools for Policy Analysis

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. The National Center for Children in Poverty’s (NCCP) Making Work Supports Work project is designed to identify and promote policies that make work pay for low-wage workers and their families. Millions of parents work full-time, year-round and yet struggle to provide even minimum daily necessities for their […]

Asset Poverty and Debt Among Families with Children

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. Introduction Increasingly the significance of asset ownership among low-income families is being recognized. Assets such as savings and homeownership are vital components of a family’s economic security, along with income and human and social capital. In this report, we use the term “assets” to refer to financial […]

Making Work Supports Work: A Picture of Low-wage Workers in America

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. This is an excerpt from the full report. Summary Many full-time workers in the United States are unable to make ends meet. Government “work support” policies – benefit programs such as earned income tax credits, public health insurance, child care assistance, and SNAP/food stamps – can help […]