The U.S. Census Bureau recently released data that show the expanded social safety net enacted during the pandemic, including the temporary Child Tax Credit, caused the child poverty rate to decrease by nearly 50%. We talk about how the national data compares to Massachusetts, and what we can learn about combating poverty from the last few years with Kim Janey, former acting Boston mayor and now president and CEO of EMPath, a Boston-based nonprofit focused on disrupting poverty.

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