Federal Stimulus Payments Kept More Than 2 Million Latino and Black Children Out of Poverty During the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020

ChildTrends | Dana Thomson, Lina Guzman, Renee Ryberg

“Latino children represented the largest racial/ethnic group of children kept out of poverty by the additional income support from the stimulus payments. The latest Census figures show that 1.3 million Latino and 756,000 Black children were kept out of poverty by these federal relief efforts.”

A new report from ChildTrends looks at US Census Bureau data that shows how millions of children of color were kept out of poverty as a result of economic stimulus payments during the pandemic.

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