Child Poverty Rates Plummeted Due To The Enhanced Child Tax Credit — But Now It’s Over

By Maggie Clancy


According to a September 2022 study from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), 60% of families who previously received the enhanced credit say that it has been harder to keep up with expenses since the payments ended, with 66% percent of parents saying they struggle to afford groceries and 65% saying they are having a hard time paying the bills. Other top expenses families are now struggling with include buying clothing and shoes (49%) and paying rent or mortgage (40%).

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