News Round Up: September 1, 2021

Top Story: A new brief from the Center on Poverty and Social Policy (CPSP) at Columbia University found that child poverty dropped more than 40% in July with the roll out of the first Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments. (CPSP)

  • A recent blog post from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) highlighted recent Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey data showing that following the first monthly payments of the CTC, the number of adults living with children reporting not having enough to eat fell nearly one-third. (CBPP)
  • A new blog post from the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center analyzed Washington, D.C.’s recent Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) expansion that will make it the country’s largest local-level EITC, noting what states can learn from the move. (Tax Policy Center)
  • A new Q&A from Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity featured an interview with Niskanen Center Director of Poverty and Welfare Policy Samuel Hammond, who recently published a report finding that the CTC expansion may benefit rural families the most. (Spotlight)