The covid recession brought on higher levels of food insecurity for families with children, especially poor ones. A National Academy of Sciences committee charged with alternative policies to reduce child poverty suggested that a fully refundable child tax credits paid monthly would go along way towards reaching that goal. The presidential election has led to the American Recovery Plan which has taken steps to reduce food insecurity amongst families with children and also has adopted policy to reduce child poverty by means of a fully refundable child tax credit which will be available monthly as soon as July 1. The purpose of this webinar is to review these polices and actions as well as their promise and potential pitfalls.
Moderator: Jim Ziliak, University of Kentucky
Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Berkeley
Angela Rachidi, American Enterprise Institute
Tim Smeeding, University of Wisconsin