Family researcher says conservatives should be on board with AFA child allowance

Posted March 14, 2019 2:15 am by Editor

Family researcher says conservatives should be on board with AFA child allowance

Washington D.C., Mar 14, 2019 / 12:00 am (CNA).- A newly-proposed U.S. child allowance policy could support families, boost fertility rates, and reduce childhood poverty according to one economist focused on family research.

The American Family Act is a broad expansion of the currently existing Child Tax Credit (CTC) – so broad, in fact, that researcher Lyman Stone said it could almost be considered something entirely different.

“…it’s almost better to think of the plan, not as expanding the CTC, but rather as implementing a new child allowance. For example, the bill calls for the benefit ($3,600 per child) to be paid

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