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Child poverty rate drops 59%

Rebecca Bailey, left, carries her youngest son Ben, 20-months-old, while sons Mark, 5, third from right, Zack, 3, second from right, and Eric, 6, right, head back to their van after an afternoon of playing at a nearby playground in Land O’ Lakes, Fla., Monday, Oct. 20, 2008. Bailey hasn’t cut back on basics for the kids, who are all age 6 and under, like new clothes _ “I want them to look nice and well cared for,” she says. (AP Photo/Craig Litten)

AP Photo/Craig Litten

The child poverty rate has decreased dramatically according to a new study

In a new report from the New York Times and non-partisan research group Child Trends, the number of children living in poverty in the U.S. dropped significantly from the early 1990s to just before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reset speaks with one of the authors of the report, a reporter from the New York Times and researcher at Northwestern University on the findings and their implications.

GUESTS: Dana Thomson, senior research scientist at Child Trends

Jason DeParle, reporter for the New York Times

Christine Percheski, associate professor of sociology at Northwestern University

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