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Published: 12 July 2018

248 Pages | 7 line drawings


ISBN: 9780190841300

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The Fiscalization of Social Policy

How Taxpayers Trumped Children in the Fight Against Child Poverty

Joshua T. McCabe

  • First and only comparative analysis of the politics of the child tax credit
  • Argues that the exceptionally high child poverty rate in the US stems from the introduction of non-refundable child tax credit that excludes the poorest families
  • Finds the proliferation of the use of tax credits for social policy purposes is not just an American phenomenon

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