Why is the child tax credit good economic policy? (with Wendy Bach)

Everything you need to know about what the expanded child tax credit actually is, why it’s good policy, and how it will impact people’s lives.

Wendy Bach is a Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is a nationally recognized expert in poverty law.

Revisiting the Child Tax Credit (with Wendy Bach)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has agreed to expand the Child Tax Credit again, but it will be smaller than the pandemic-era credit was. If this version of the Child Tax Credit is passed by Congress and signed into law, it would benefit 16 million children in low-income families and lift at least half a million kids out of poverty. We thought it would be a good time to revisit this episode from 2021 with professor Wendy Bach, in which she explains everything you need to know about what the Child Tax Credit actually is, why it’s a good policy, and how it impacts people’s lives.