The expanded Child Tax Credit reduced child poverty enormously: Number of children lifted out of poverty by each measure

Child Tax Credit (not including the ARP expansions) Expanded Child Tax Credit (only) Total
White non-Hispanic 171,000 649,000 0
Black 116,000 600,000 0
Asian 54,000 56,000 0
Hispanic 428,000 752,000 0

Notes: Federal surveys give respondents the option of reporting more than one race. In this case the U.S. Census Bureau uses the race-alone concept where, for example, a group such as Asian may be defined as those who reported Asian and no other race. ARP refers to the 2021 American Rescue Plan

Source: EPI analysis of United States Census Bureau Child Tax Credit data. 

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