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