Material Hardship Among Family Counts Families During COVID-19

This report uses Family Counts survey data and the survey’s material hardship scale, a measure of basic needs insecurities, to examine families’ changing financial situations during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report outlines the experience of material hardship among Family Counts families during the initial phase of COVID-19, which could have implications for families’ experiences of poverty and provide insights for how and where to best allocate resources moving forward.

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