The Democrats’ Failure of the Year: Letting the Expanded Child Tax Credit Die

By Grace Segers


Opponents of the credit raised concerns that it could discourage parents from working; there are conflicting studies as to the effect on work if the credit is made permanent. However, research using real-world data demonstrates that the credit had a negligible impact on recipients’ employment while it was in place. In some cases, the credit made it easier for parents to work, in part because they were using it to pay for child care.

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