National Kids Count Report: NJ Families Still Struggling to Provide Basic Needs Due to COVID

Posted on June 21, 2021


Today, as the federal government launched a new website and other resources explaining the new child tax credit, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released a 50-state data report that argues for making the expansion permanent. The 2021 KIDS COUNT® Data Book details how challenges remain as New Jersey slowly reopens and shows signs of recovery from the pandemic. The report of recent household data analyzes how families have fared between the Great Recession and the COVID-19 crisis, showing that Garden State families with children required urgent attention long before the pandemic.