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Debt limit brinksmanship is already impacting Treasury securities. The increase in interest rates represents a cost to taxpayers and a lack of confidence among investors.
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Event Recap: Reducing Child Poverty in the United States
A March 2023 event on reducing child poverty featured a fireside chat between Sen. Michael Bennet and Amna Nawaz of PBS NewsHour.
The Case for and Challenges of Delivering In-Kind Nutrition Assistance to Children
This essay makes the case that in-kind nutrition benefits—both in the form of prepared meals and grocery vouchers—support a healthy and hunger-free childhood.
A Proposal for an Enhanced Partially Refundable Child Tax Credit
Wendy Edelberg and Melissa Kearney make the case for a novel and efficient Child Tax Credit design that increases the value of the CTC and addresses common con…
The Antipoverty Effects of the Expanded Child Tax Credit across States: Where Were the Historic Reductions Felt?
The 2021 expansion of the Child Tax Credit led to a historic reduction in poverty in the United States. This essay investigates how the CTC affected child pove…
Renewing America, Revamping Immigration
In a policy proposal, Jennifer Hunt identifies reforms to the U.S. immigration system that would increase its economic benefits to the native born, enforce its…
Next Steps on the Child Tax Credit
Editor's note: The text of the full paper was updated on December 14, 2022, to clarify estimates of the share of eligible children who received the credit in 2…
A Closer Look at a Hot Labor Market
In this economic analysis, we use the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine the degree to …
Nine Facts about the Service Sector in the United States
Nine factors about the service sector illustrate recent trends in spending, employment, and inflation as the country continues to rebalance.