Food Insufficiency Following Discontinuation of Child Tax Credit Among Lower-Income Households

JAMA Health Forum

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About The Study: Discontinuation of monthly Child Tax Credit payments in December 2021 was associated with a significant increase in household food insufficiency among lower-income households, with the greatest increase occurring in the lowest-income households, according to survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Authors: Zoe Bouchelle, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2022.4039)

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