7 Figures: National Academies report on child poverty

In a massive new 599-page study, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Board on Children, Youth, and Families produced a report on the costs of child poverty in the United States and the effectiveness of current efforts aimed at reducing poverty. Continue Reading...

7 Figures: Trump’s 2019 budget plan

Yesterday, President Trump released his fiscal year 2019 budget plan. The president’s annual budget request tells Congress how much money the president thinks the Federal government should spend on public needs and programs; tells Congress how much money the president thinks the government should take in through taxes and other sources of revenue; and tells Congress how large a deficit or surplus would result from the president’s proposal. Continue Reading...

7 Figures: Marriage, family, and economics in 2017

The 2017 American Family Survey was designed to understand the “lived experiences of Americans in their relationships and families” and provide “context for understanding Americans’ life choices, economic experiences, attitudes about their own relationships, and evaluations of the relationships they see around them.” Continue Reading...