The effects of child tax benefits on the income of single mothers
Author: Derek Messacar
Topic: Financial well-being
Publisher: Statistics Canada
Location: Canada
Format: Report
Content Type: Research
Publication Date: May 26, 2021

The financial resources available to families with young children are an important factor affecting child development, and they can have long-term impacts on socioeconomic outcomes in adulthood.

This article summarizes the findings of a new study using Statistic Canada’s data and analyzes the effects of expanding child tax benefits on after-tax income among single mothers, in the context of the 2015 reform to the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) and the 2016 introduction of the Canada Child Benefit (CCB).

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