A national report on the state of children came out this week from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, based primarily on census data.
“Big picture, the states in the Mountain West are in some cases doing better than the nation,” sayid Noah Berger, the foundation’s director of policy reform and advocacy. “Child poverty is lower in the Mountain West than in most of the rest of the country. But it’s still pretty high — in every state, more than one in 10 kids is growing up in poverty.”
Federal policies like the Earned Income Tax Credit, which helps offset the cost of raising kids, have been shown to help lift children out of poverty.
“And there can be state versions of the Earned Income Tax