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Policy Matters

This work helps state leaders find research on effective policies in the areas most important to a family's opportunity and stability: employment, income and asset growth, health, education and healthy family relationships.

Key to a state's prosperity is the strength of its families, the health of communities and the efficiency of government investment -- all of which can be enhanced by adopting policies that improve opportunities for children and families. Policy Matters consists of a series of briefs, papers, guides for self-assessment and comparative reports on all 50 states. As policymakers pursue these goals, this evidence helps assess which policies can produce concrete, sustainable and cost-effective results.

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Policy Matters

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Policy4Results: RT @AECFNews: Like official measure, SPM shows kids of color more likely to live in poverty. #COUNTpoverty

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Policy4Results: RT @CASCW_MN: Via @policy4results: Promoting well-being through the reasonable & prudent parenting standard, found in H.R. 4980: http://t.c

Feb 26, 03:34 PM

Policy4Results: New report calls for 60% reduction in child poverty:

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