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Friday Nite Videos | January 28, 2022

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Cash Assistance to Mothers Boosted Infants’ Brain Activity, Study Shows

Danilo Trisi Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Early neuro-imaging results provide powerful new evidence of what so many other studies have found — a more secure and adequate family income alters children’s lives in concrete ways and expands their opportunities to succeed and thrive.

'Clock Is Ticking' on the Child Tax Credit

Julia Conley Common Dreams
"Anyone who thinks that we should cut that back and tell millions and millions of working parents that they're not going to have the money they need to raise their children with dignity, I think that's a terrible mistake."

Pandemic Aid Programs Spur a Record Drop in Poverty

Jason DeParle New York Times
The most comprehensive study yet of the federal response to the pandemic shows huge but temporary benefits for the poor — and helps frame a larger debate over the role of government.

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The Feminist History of “Child Allowances”

Lucie Levine JSTOR DAILY
A woman sitting over and holding an infant. The Biden administration’s proposed “child allowances” draw on the feminist thought of Crystal Eastman, who advocated “motherhood endowments” 100 years ago.

The Shame of Child Poverty in the Age of Trump

Rajan Menon Tom Dispatch
young girl holding cardboard sign "Please Help" ...according to the Children's Defense Fund, kids now constitute one-third of the 38.1 million Americans classified as poor and 70% of them have at least one working parent -- so poverty can’t be chalked up to parental indolence.

Why Child Labor Is Common in Gaza

Isra Saleh el-Namey The Electronic Intifada
child selling at street market OCHA has found that children are working amid “an increasingly destabilized economy” in Gaza, which has been under an Israeli siege for more than 12 years.

The PPC Demands National Debate on Poverty

The Poor People's Campaign The Poor People's Campaign
Poor People's Campaign demonstration When 250,000 people die every year from poverty, it is time for the presidential candidates to make good on the promises they made during the Poor People’s Campaign Moral Action Congress in June 2019 to push for a debate on poverty.
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