Tax Policy Center



Mary Bogle

Senior Research Associate

I want to make a positive and sustainable impact on the futures of American children in poverty. Urban Institute research produces data and evidence that shapes good policy and practice for vulnerable children and families.


The American Rescue Plan temporarily increased the child tax credit (CTC) in 2021, including extending the credit to families who had not previously filed tax returns. The Internal Revenue Service automatically sent monthly payments of the CTC to families that had filed a tax return in 2019 or...

May 18, 2022
Fay WalkerMary BogleElaine Maag
Research report

Direct income supports (such as cash transfers) can stabilize households during crises and recoveries. They show special promise as an equitable means of assisting families of color with low incomes, who because of structural racism are disproportionately affected...

February 24, 2022
Mary BogleEmily Bramhall Olivia FiolPeace GwamElaine MaagEleanor NobleFay Walker