A Stronger Safety NetFederal safety net initiatives lift millions of children out of poverty and mitigate the scope and impact of problems ranging from illness to hunger. But there is room for improvement. This analysis by veteran consultant John Quinterno identifies three gaps in the safety net for children, and it offers concrete recommendations for state and federal policymakers to prevent children from falling through the cracks.

The Foundation for Child Development funds targeted analyses focused on areas of child well-being and development where there is little to no research. Additional information and resources is available on the Foundation for Child Development website.