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Michelmore quoted in BBC News article on US monthly child benefit

February 15, 2021


Democrats are hoping to include a monthly child benefit—which could pay up to $300 per month per child—as part of a larger coronavirus spending package. Currently the U.S. relies on an annual tax credit to offset the costs of having children. How much money a family gets depends on how much a family makes—and therefore owes in taxes—a design that critics say leaves out those who need it most. "There's just a lot of kids that don't get the credit," says Katherine Michelmore, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs. Read more in the BBC News article, "Why the US is eyeing a $300 monthly child benefit."

Michelmore's research was also cited in the CBS News article, "Stimulus bill would boost incomes of poorest Americans by nearly $4,000." 

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