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Leave No Child Behind: A Quick Take on How Congress Should Restructure the Child Tax Credit to More Fairly Value Families and Reduce Inequality

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  • Shawn Fremstad

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This issue brief examines the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in its current form and finds that many of the families with children most in need of additional assistance receive no or little benefit from the credit. The paper analyzes a restructuring of the present CTC put forth by the Brookings Institute and goes on to propose amending the CTC to make it both more inclusive and progressive.

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Paper provided by Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in its series CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs with number 2009-02.

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Length: 6 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2009
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Handle: RePEc:epo:papers:2009-02

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