Income/assets and Taxes
Income and assets provide an essential buffer for parents working to meet children’s needs, and taxes can affect how much income parents have to spend. Unstable or inadequate income, and inadequate assets, can make it much harder for parents to weather crises and to stably meet their children’s basic needs. Below are selected materials that explore income, assets, and taxes in the context of children and instability.
- Wellness Check: Financial Instability Among Families with Infants and Toddlers (fact sheet)
- Do Assets Help Families Cope with Adverse Events?
- Economic Insecurity in Children's Lives: Changes Over the Course of the Great Recession
- Trends in Income Volatility and Risk, 1970-2004
- America Insecure: Changes in the Economic Security of American Families
- Risk and Recovery: Documenting the Changing Risks to Family Incomes
- Can Savings Help Overcome Income Instability?
- Increasing Family Complexity and Volatility: The Difficulty in Determining Child Tax Benefits
- Disability Onset Among Working Parents: Earnings Drops, Compensating Income Sources and Health Insurance Coverage
- The shutdown has federal families experiencing instability already felt by many (Urban Wire Post)
- Stabilizing children’s lives when family income fluctuates from month to month (Urban Wire Post)
- Helping families deal with economic instability requires flexible public policies (Urban Wire Post)