Child poverty worsens in NY while nation improves, state comptroller reports

The Gothamist, Charles Lane, May 17, 2024

More New York children fell into poverty after the Covid-19 pandemic while other children in the country saw improvement, according to a new report from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

Federal stimulus money and an expansion of tax credit programs during the pandemic helped dramatically improve the fortunes of children in the state and nation. But the expiration of many of those programs has put the state’s child poverty rate at its worst level since 2016, according to the report, which examines data through 2022.

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