Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs


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Food Insecurity, the Child Allowance and Child Poverty

Tuesday, May 04, 2021, 02:00pm - 03:00pm

Hosted by the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management

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The COVID recession brought on higher levels of food insecurity for families with children, especially poor ones. A National Academy of Sciences committee charged with alternative policies to reduce child poverty suggested that fully refundable child tax credits paid monthly would go a long way towards reaching that goal. The presidential election has led to the American Recovery Plan which has taken steps to reduce food insecurity amongst families with children. The Plan has also adopted a policy to reduce child poverty by means of a fully refundable child tax credit, which will be available monthly as soon as July 1. The purpose of this webinar is to review these polices and actions as well as their promise and potential pitfalls.

Moderator: Jim Ziliak, University of Kentucky


  • Hilary Hoynes, University of California, Berkeley
  • Angela Rachidi, American Enterprise Institute
  • Tim Smeeding, University of Wisconsin