Economic Modeling of Child Poverty and Prevention Council Initiatives

Research Report

Economic Modeling of Child Poverty and Prevention Council Initiatives

Final Report

Abstract

This report presents estimates of the potential effects of numerous proposals designed to reduce child poverty in the state of Connecticut (CT). The results show the effects of initiatives to increase adult education, expand and improve the safety net, and strengthen families through increased child support and post-welfare case management. The results show the effects using two measures of poverty (the official measure and a modernized measure that includes all family resources and updated poverty thresholds) as well as the sensitivity to assumptions about the effects of initiatives on employment and earnings.

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