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UW Public Policy Doctoral Student Nicole Kovski and CSDE Affiliates Hill, Mooney and Rowhani-Rahbar Co-author Study on Child Maltreatment

Posted: 2/1/2021 (CSDE Research)

UW Public Policy Doctoral Candidate Nicole Kovski and CSDE Affiliates Heather Hill, Steve Mooney and Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, along with co-authors, recently published an article in Child Maltreatment. Employing two-way fixed effects models, they examine the effect of EITC policies on state-level rates of child maltreatment from 2004 through 2017. Using administrative child maltreatment data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), their study finds that an increase in EITC generosity is associated with fewer reports of neglect, both among children ages 0–5  and children ages 6–17. They conclude that economic support policies may reduce the risk of child maltreatment, especially neglect, and improve child wellbeing. To read the article click here

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