Garner, S. D. (2015, July 20). Timeline: The War on Poverty.

In the 1960s and today, children under 18 are the most likely Americans to live in poverty. While many of the initiatives launched under President Lyndon B. Johnson’s massive social programs were designed to reduce poverty through education and child health, wide disparities still exist in the opportunities and outcomes of children in poverty—and differences in the demographic makeup of poor children challenge policymakers’ ability to address those disparities today.

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