Low-Income Children, Their Families, and the Great Recession - Summary

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Low-Income Children, Their Families, and the Great Recession - Summary

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Earlier this year, the Urban Institute and the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy brought together senior federal and state officials, leading policy experts, and researchers to propose and debate ideas for combating poverty and its harmful effects after the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act expires in 2010. Papers presented during "Reducing Poverty and Economic Distress after ARRA: The Most Promising Approaches" reflect on lessons learned from the recession and the changing economic, fiscal, and political landscapes to set out clear rationales for the authors' recommendations and offer concrete policy ideas for Congress, the White House, and states.

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