Testimony How Does Child Poverty Relate to Adult Success?
Testimony before before theCommittee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on NutritionUnited States House of Representatives
Caroline Ratcliffe
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In this hearing on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program before the Subcommittee on Nutrition of the US House Agriculture Committee, Caroline Ratcliffe describes findings from her research on childhood poverty, with a particular focus on how it relates to adult success. This research spotlights the obstacles poor children face—such as completing high school, graduating from college, and maintaining consistent employment—and helps policymakers understand what it would take to break the cycle of poverty.

Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Families with low incomes Poverty Welfare and safety net programs Economic well-being Wealth inequality Mobility Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Inequality and mobility Kids in context Hunger and food assistance
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population