We take a collective approach to advancing a child allowance that promotes economic and racial justice for all families. Our work is grounded in deep historical research that examines the ways in which policies and decisions have been built over time and how they continue to influence decisions and impact families in policy today. In addition to grounding our work in historical research, we center the experiences and needs of families through a combination of strategies including long-term collaboration and qualitative interviews and surveys. We believe that developing meaningful solutions can only be achieved if our policy work is driven by what families determine they need in ways that they determine work best.
Driven by both deep historical research and families’ needs, we advance a child allowance through new idea generation and collaborative action for change. An important element of this work is our work co-chairing, the ABC Coalition. This coalition is a collaborative partnership with diverse organizations to advance a child allowance.
Beyond Temporary Relief for Families: Lessons from ARPA’s Investments in Child Care & the Child Tax Credit
November 2022 Watch the Center for the Study of Social Policy and a panel of parents and stakeholders discuss the impact of temporary investments made in families last year by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and to hear discussion around what’s needed now: permanent investments in families. The event will synthesized CSSP’s recent research with 45 Black and Latinx families in Michigan, Mississippi, and North Carolina on the impact of ARPA’s short-term investments in the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and child care.
Ensuring Families Receive the Child Tax Credit
This webinar, from the Automatic Benefit for Children (ABC) Coalition, shared innovative outreach strategies to raise awareness about the child tax credit and how families can sign up.
As an extension of our work to advance an anti-racist child allowance, CSSP co-chairs the Automatic Benefit for Children coalition with the Children’s Defense Fund. In this work, we engage with partner organizations to advocate and strengthen the case for establishing a child allowance in the U.S.
Learn more about the ABC Coalition here.