Holistic, Multigenerational Approaches to Poverty Alleviation

In this series, the Center for American Progress examines how federal investments, especially through COVID-19 recovery legislation, can better meet the unique needs of individuals, families, and communities in poverty. The series considers how effective anti-poverty and economic security programs—when used creatively, layered, and coordinated with other policy interventions and investments—can help families meet basic needs and build family economic security to realize their American dream. This series is designed to be useful to federal, state, and local policymakers as well as practitioners, offering a fresh perspective on combining resources, funding, and interventions to focus on families and communities as a whole.

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These Interconnected Policies Would Sustain Families, Support Women, and Grow the Economy
Long-term caregivers and supporters rally in Los Angeles on July 13, 2021, for greater federal and local investment in the country's caregiving infrastructure as Congress debates the president's significant investment in quality home care. (Getty/Frederic J. Brown/AFP)
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These Interconnected Policies Would Sustain Families, Support Women, and Grow the Economy


Together, the policies included in the Biden administration’s Build Back Better agenda would propel families’ and the country’s economic security by prioritizing child care, the child tax credit, paid family and medical leave, and good jobs that get Americans back to work.

Arohi Pathak, Diana Boesch, Laura Dallas McSorley