The child poverty rate fell by nearly half in 2021 as enhanced child tax credit sent billions of dollars to families

By Tami Luhby


The child tax credit, in particular, had a significant impact on reducing hardship among families with kids, studies found.
“We know how to fight poverty, and it’s not super complicated,” said Elizabeth Lower-Basch, director of income and work supports at the left-leaning Center for Law and Social Policy, known as CLASP. “It’s about giving people the resources that they need to meet their and their families’ needs.”
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