CTC Improvements 2007Policy-makers are beginning to think seriously about what kind of action the federal government can take to avoid a recession, or, if an economic downturn is inevitable, to at least blunt its impact. There are a wide variety of policy changes the federal government could consider as part of an “Economic Stimulus Package,” some of which would be more effective and efficient than others. This policy brief will highlight one of these policy options: improving the Child Tax Credit.