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Child poverty and tax credit changes: a note for the Work and Pensions Select Committee

Brewer, M.; (2004) Child poverty and tax credit changes: a note for the Work and Pensions Select Committee. Select Committee on Work and Pensions: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Previous IFS work has confirmed the intuition that, for a given level of expenditure, increasing the per-child element of the child tax credit will have a larger direct impact on poverty than increasing the family element or increasing child benefit. In a recent note, we built on this by estimating the number of children that would be taken out of poverty by five hypothetical policy reforms: increases in the per-child element of the child tax credit of £3/week; increasing all adult allowances in income support by £2.50 a week; introducing a new premium into the child tax credit which is paid to families with three or more children. The premium would be worth £845 a year to all families with three or more children with joint annual incomes below £50,000; increasing the working tax credit for all families with children by £11.75 a week.

Type: Report
Title: Child poverty and tax credit changes: a note for the Work and Pensions Select Committee
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200304/...
Language: English
Additional information: © Parliamentary copyright 2004. Reproduced under the Click-Use Licence. Supplementary note submitted by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (CP 19b) which forms part of the written evidence of the Second Report of the Work and Pensions Select Committee: Child Poverty in the UK, published in 2004.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/18466
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