Reducing the pressure of poverty can reduce the rate of child abuse and neglect

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A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) explores some of the positive effects of tax credits on a child’s well-being as policymakers debate whether to extend them.

In a survey published this month, families reported a significant reduction in child abuse reported in the weeks after receiving federal children and earning income tax credits. During the epidemic, tax credits helped lift millions of families out of poverty.

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