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Hill, Mooney, Rowhani-Rahbar, and Collaborators Study Effects of Child Tax Credits on Maltreatment in New Publication

Posted: 6/13/2022 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE Affiliates Heather Hill, Stephen Mooney, and Ali Rowhani-Rahbar–with co-authors Nicole Kovski and Frederick Rivara–recently published new research on reports of child maltreatment in Pediatrics. The authors leverage the natural experiment of a legislated change in the timing of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) transfer payments to low-income families and quasi-experimental methods to estimate the association between EITC and CTC payments and child maltreatment reports.

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