Households with children by the types of spending the “Child Tax Credit” payment was used on in the United States

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Definitions: The percentage of households with children who spent the CTC on different types of household and personal expenses and savings. Respondents were asked to report any spending across 17 categories. Only those categories with at least 10% of households are reported above. Only those respondents who reported that someone in the household had received a “Child Tax Credit” payment in the past four weeks and provided a valid response are included.

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau, Household Pulse Survey, 2021

Footnotes: Updated October 2021
S - Estimates suppressed when the effective sample size is less than 30 or the 90% confidence interval is greater than 30 percentage points or 1.3 times the estimate.
A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at
Households with children by the types of spending the “Child Tax Credit” payment was used on.