The child allowance provisions in President Joe Biden's COVID-19 stimulus package have the express intention of reducing child poverty. Many industrialized countries have had child allowances for years and the evidence suggests that they work in bringing people out of poverty. Marco Werman speaks with Luke Shaefer, director of Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, about how the child allowance in the Biden stimulus package compares with what other countries already have and what makes it so groundbreaking.
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