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Six Months into the Pandemic, 40 Percent of Parents with Young Children Have Experienced Economic Fallout

This report uses data from the most recent wave of the Coronavirus Tracking Survey to assess food insecurity and other key indicators of material hardship and well-being among families with young children.

Although the profound health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are prompting new questions about how families with young children may be affected, there has been limited attention to the specific ways that safety net policies and pandemic relief programs can be leveraged to buffer the pandemic’s adverse consequences for the youngest members of society.