On February 28, 2019, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released a consensus study, A Roadmap to Reducing Child Poverty,[ which has been described as “the most important report on child poverty in years.”

Congress mandated the National Academies to analyze the negative developmental outcomes and economic consequences of child poverty, the effectiveness of current efforts to reduce child poverty, including both domestic and international efforts, and then come up with a set of policy and program packages to cut our child poverty rate in half within a decade.