Monthly User Insights
We survey households every month to understand how external factors like a changing economy, public health, and policy interventions impact families. Around 5,000 of our users answer questions and share their thoughts about accessing new government benefits, employment, housing, and food insecurity.
We regularly do deep-dives on the many issues users face in making it through the month, every month.
The new Child Tax Credit has the potential to be life-changing, but some Providers users might miss out.
In the Media
We often work with media outlets to connect our users with journalists that can highlight their stories. See a selection of recent pieces featuring our users below.
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When Parents Lose Their Jobs, Their Children Also Suffer. But Sometimes There’s a Consolation.
Nearly 22 percent of children in the United States had an unemployed parent in April, the highest rate on record, according to Zachary Parolin, a researcher at Columbia University.
Nov 1, 2020
8 Million Have Slipped Into Poverty Since May as Federal Aid Has Dried Up
Two new studies show the effect of the emergency $2 trillion package known as the Cares Act and what happened when the money ran out.
Oct 15, 2020