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Measuring the impact of the child tax credit

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Justin Ruben and Rime Leonard draw with chalke to celebrate new monthly Child Tax Credit payments and urge congress to make them permanent outside Senator Schumer's home on July 12, 2021 in Brooklyn, New York.

"The expanded child tax credit did not have a negative short-term employment effect that offset its documented reductions in poverty and hardship," said Chris Farrell, Marketplace senior economics contributor. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for ParentsTogether

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Did the enhanced child tax credit really reduce household poverty?

by David Brancaccio , Chris Farrell and Jarrett Dang Mar 24, 2022
Early studies find that the enhanced credit reduced childhood poverty and food insufficiency.

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