September 21, 2023

Stateline: As Child Poverty Edges Back Up, States Launch or Expand Their Own Tax Credits

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The federal pandemic-era child tax credit expansion lifted millions of children out of poverty in the second half of 2021. But Congress allowed it to expire at the end of that year, and new U.S. census data shows the child poverty rate more than doubled in 2022, erasing the record gains that were made.

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