Type: Public event

Journey to a fully refundable child tax credit in the United States


H. Luke Shaefer, Associate Dean for Research and Policy Engagement

Date & time

Dec 3, 2020, 12:00-1:00 pm EST


This is a Virtual Event.

Senator Mitt Romney recently signaled that a likely candidate for bipartisan agreement with a Biden Administration could be an expanded and fully refundable child tax credit. What would this mean for families, especially those with low income? In this talk Associate Dean Shaefer will chart the journey of recent calls to expand the child tax credit and the rising popularity of the child allowance among poverty scholars, in Congress, and in the Biden Administration. Associate Dean Shaefer will discuss the questions of principle and practicality in this journey, as well as the expected impacts on child poverty were it to become law.