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Joya Misra, 2021 PEP Fellow, has written an article endorsing proposals for a monthly payment to parents to help address child poverty in the U.S., an idea she notes originated with former President Richard Nixon as the Family Assistance Plan

Joya Misra, 2021 PEP Fellow, has written an article endorsing proposals for a monthly payment to parents to help address child poverty in the U.S., an idea she notes originated with former President Richard Nixon as the Family Assistance Plan. Misra explains, "Currently, this is an annual benefit families may receive after filing income taxes. Instead, parents would get monthly per-child payments of $250 or $300, depending on the age of their children. Greater frequency could make a huge difference for cash-strapped parents who often run short of money needed to keep their pantries full and bills paid." Read more at The Conversation.

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