Boosting Child Tax Credit Would Lift Poor Black Children Out of Poverty

Boosting Child Tax Credit Would Lift Poor Black Children Out of Poverty

Reforms proposed to the Child Tax Credit by the Center for American Progress could help to reduce poverty in children younger than 3 years old in the Black community by nearly 22 percent.

The plans to enhance the credit are laid out in a report by the progressive think tank.

According to the report, childhood poverty costs the United States $672 billion every year "due to higher health costs, lower educational outcomes, and increased spending on criminal justice."In the press release about the report, Melissa Boteach, the vice president of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at CAP and a co-author of […]