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Julia B. Isaacs

Senior Fellow

My work focuses on children, particularly those from low-income families, and ways that families and governments can work together to improve children's well-being and their opportunities for success later in life.

Research report

Families with young children tend to have lower incomes than other families. The current child tax credit provides substantial benefits to families with children, but the maximum benefit of $1,000 is the same for all children under 17, regardless of age. We analyze a proposal that would provide...

September 12, 2017
Elaine Maag, Julia B. Isaacs
Brief

This appendix to Kids' Share 2014: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2013 details the methodology used in our annual comprehensive analysis of trends in federal spending and tax expenditures on children. It describes our selection of programs to include in our analysis, our data...

September 24, 2014
Ellen Steele, Julia B. Isaacs, Heather Hahn, Sara Edelstein, C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Kids' Share 2012: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2011, a sixth annual report, looks comprehensively at trends over the past 50 years in federal spending and tax expenditures on children. Key findings suggest that the size and composition of expenditures on children...

July 19, 2012
Julia B. Isaacs, Katherine Toran, Heather Hahn, Karina Fortuny, C. Eugene Steuerle
Brief

Kids' Share 2012: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2011, a sixth annual report, looks comprehensively at trends in federal spending and tax expenditures on children. This appendix details our data sources, the programs we include, and the methodology used to estimate...

July 19, 2012
Katherine Toran, Julia B. Isaacs, Heather Hahn, Karina Fortuny, C. Eugene Steuerle
Research report

Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2010, a fifth annual report, looks comprehensively at trends in federal spending and tax expenditures on children. This appendix details our data sources, the programs we include, and the methodology used to estimate the percentage of...

August 1, 2011
Stephanie Rennane, Julia B. Isaacs, Heather Hahn, Tracy Vericker, C. Eugene Steuerle