A Closer Look at the Child Tax Credit


Philip Palmer (Editor)

Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives; Financial Institutions and Services
BISAC: BUS064000; POL024000

This book provides an overview of the child tax credit and the newly enacted changes to this program. To analyze the impact of these changes on families’ financial well-being, the book provides estimates of the share of families that receive the child credit both before and after the ARPA expansion, followed by estimates of the ARPA expansion’s impact on average family income.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Child Tax Credit: The Impact of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA; P.L. 117-2) Expansion on Income and Poverty
Margot L. Crandall-Hollick, Jameson A. Carter and Conor F. Boyl

Chapter 2. The Expanded Child Tax Credit for 2021: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Margot L. Crandall-Hollick

Chapter 3. How Would the Child Credit Be Calculated for 2023 Under H.R. 7024?
Margot L. Crandall-Hollick

Chapter 4. The Child Tax Credit: How It Works and Who Receives It
Margot L. Crandall-Hollick

Chapter 5. Who Can Claim a Child for the Child Tax Credit?
Margot L. Crandall-Hollick

Chapter 6. The Child Tax Credit: What Lies Ahead?
Margot L. Crandall-Hollick

Chapter 7. Factors Affecting the Cost of Extending the Expanded Child Tax Credit
Margot L. Crandall-Hollick and Grant A. Driessen

Chapter 8. Effects of the Expanded Child Tax Credit on Household Expenditures during the Interview Survey Reference Period: Preliminary Evidence from the Consumer Expenditure Survey
Sophie M. Collyer, Thesia Garner, Neeraj Kaushai, Jiwan Lee, Jake Schild, Jane Waldfogel and Christopher T. Wimer


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