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Reducing Child Poverty: Transformational Tax Policy Reforms in the American Rescue Plan

March 25, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In March 2021 the American Rescue Plan passed in Congress and became law, setting the country on the course to recovery with aid to help states and municipalities manage the current fiscal crisis and provide families key supports at a time when their needs are critical.

On March 25th CCC was joined by experts from Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy to discuss the Plan’s creation of a child allowance through Child Tax Credit reforms.

During this event, we examined the ways in which this bold tax policy initiative will have a transformative impact on the country’s ability to dramatically reduce child poverty and explore opportunities to not only make this reform permanent but identify how we might deepen the impact at the state and local level.

Watch the recording below on this important conversation to learn about the national, state, and local impact of these reforms on child poverty reduction.


Jennifer March, Executive Director, Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York
Christopher Wimer, Co-Director, Center on Poverty and Social Policy, Columbia University
Megan Curran, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Center on Poverty and Social Policy, Columbia University
Sophie Collyer, Research Director, Center on Poverty and Social Policy, Columbia University