News Round Up: November 2, 2021

Top Story: New research published in the journal Pediatrics found an association between increased spending on major anti-poverty programs, including the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and reductions in child maltreatment. (Pediatrics)

  • A new blog post from the Urban Institute discussed evidence that work requirements for social safety net programs, such as the CTC, are often ineffective and erode program efficiency. (Urban Institute)
  • A new blog post from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) evaluated tax provisions in the Build Back Better framework released by the White House last week, commending the inclusion of extending the CTC and EITC expansions. (ITEP)
  • A new article in the Brown Political Review called for extending the expanded CTC, comparing the program’s multi-generational impact to Social Security. (Brown Political Review)