For kids born into poverty, getting out of it isn't easy. So what can be done? We talk to an economist behind a new proposal for so-called baby bonds — giving money to all kids when they're born that's held in escrow until they turn 18. It's a radical proposal for the United States, but it's been tried in other countries. Would it work here? And what is happening with a program already in place to help low-income kids? Funding for CHIP, the Children's Health Insurance Program, is rapidly running dry. | Want to support 1A? Subscribe to our podcast and give to your local public radio station at donate.npr.org/1A. Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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