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May 16, 2024

Critiquing Bastian (2022, 2023, 2024, and forthcoming):On Child Tax Credit Reform and the Sensitivity of Single Mothers to Work Incentives

…making the ARPA CTC permanent would lead nearly 1.5 million parents to leave employment, most of them lower-income single mothers. (Corinth et al., 2021/22) Read the entire working paper here….

May 6, 2024

Generation Z Has Problems Compared to Past Generations, but Money Isn’t One

…the folks whose life is all trauma and who cannot afford children turn out to have more disposable income. This all echoes the findings of my AEI colleague Kevin Corinth,…

April 9, 2024

The Child Tax Credit: My Long-Read Q&A with Kevin Corinth

…raising children. The CTC of today, however, differs starkly from its pre-pandemic structure. Many economists, including Kevin Corinth, think that the post-pandemic changes were a step in the wrong direction. Corinth

April 8, 2024

The $1,000 Tax Hike on Middle-Class Families

When Americans file their taxes in the coming weeks, one group will be singled out for a tax hike: middle-class families with children. This April, a family with three children making…

March 28, 2024

An Early Look at the Child Tax Credit Changes in the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024

Abstract The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024, which the US House of Representatives passed on January 31, 2024, and the Senate is now considering, would…

March 7, 2024

Growing Congressional Dysfunction Will Worsen Our Fiscal Problems

Few were surprised when deposed House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) retired in December. While Republican leaders tend to exit quickly after losing committee gavels or leadership posts, the additional departure of other respected senior lawmakers in both parties is damaging…

March 4, 2024

Social conservatives who care about marriage should think twice about a “per-child” refundable Child Tax Credit

The United States Senate is currently debating H.R. 7024, a House-passed bill that would modify the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in several ways. One of the most consequential changes would…

February 27, 2024

Options for Improving the Child Tax Credit Provisions in H.R. 7024, the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024

H.R. 7024, the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024, passed the House on January 31, 2024 and now faces an uncertain fate in the Senate. The…

February 22, 2024

The Workforce/Middle-Income Housing Tax Credit

…Housing Center 9:20 a.m. Panel I: Deep Dive into the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Middle-Income Housing Tax Credit Panelists: Kevin Corinth, Deputy Director, Center on Opportunity and Social Mobility,…