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Policy Proposals June 27, 2023

Increasing Financial Access to Contraception for Low-Income Americans 

Changes to Title X could increase the affordability of contraception for low-income Americans. A randomized control trial suggests that doing so would increase…
Papers March 1, 2023

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.
Policy Proposals March 1, 2023

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…
Papers March 1, 2023

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…
Policy Proposals December 7, 2022

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…
Papers November 28, 2022

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…
Posts October 27, 2022

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 …
Economic Facts September 28, 2022

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.
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