Natasha Pilkauskas


2024    Dean's Symposium. Talk. New policy in support of families and kids (4-11-24). 

2024     The White House. Economic report of the president (3-21-24). 

2024    The Mortgage Note. Young Americans are settling in their hometowns (2-5-24).

2024    Business Insider.  Billionaire Jamie Dimon says the rich should pay more to fund tax cuts for lower-income Americans (1-29-24). 

2024     MidMichigan Now Bipartisan effort pushes for Increased child tax credit In time for 2024 tax season (1-23-24). 

2024     The Conversation.  Congress is close to expanding the Child Tax Credit again with a smaller boost for families this time.  (1-22-24). 

2023     The Atlantic. America isn't ready for the two household child. (12-8-23).

2023     J-PAL. Rigorously evaluating cash transfer programs in the United States: Considerations, challenges and future research questions. (11-28-23). 

2023     Council of Economic Advisors. The anti-poverty and income-boosting impacts of the enhanced CTC. (11-20-23). 

2023     NY Times. The Americans most threatened by eviction: Young children. (10-2-23). 

2023    Open Access Government. The influence of COVID 19 on multi-generational living. (9-1-23).

2023    Futurity News. Early in the pandemic, half a million kids moved in with grandparents. (8-30.23). 

2023     Equitable Growth. The effects of the expanded Child Tax Credit on low-income families in the United States. (8-2-23).

2023 Business Insider. The Earned Income Tax Credit helps low-wage parents keep kids out of poverty. (7-26-23).

2023    Nonprofit Quarterly. How the Child Tax Credit empowered low-Income parents. (7-24-23). 

2023     Brookings Hutchins Roundup. Earned Income Tax Credit, labor demand shocks and more (7-13-23). 

2023     The Atlantic. The catch-22 for working parents. (3-27-23).

2023     LA Times.  You’re not getting child tax credit checks anymore. Here’s why (1-3-23).

2022    Equitable Growth. Early evidence on federal government income supports for U.S. individuals, workers and families during the COVID 19 pandemic. (12-13-23).

2022     NPR Culture. Young folks are moving in with their parents in record numbers. Meet 5 making it work (12-11-22). 

2022     NPR Morning Edition. An independent entrepreneur adjusts to the rules of life with her parents. (12-7-22).  

2022     Michigan Daily. Why the child tax credit should be the Hill's biggest priority. (12-7-22). 

2022     NPR Morning Edition. A 28-year-old accountant on why he chose to move back in with his parents (12-6-22). 

2022     Detroit Free Press. Proposal would permanently increase child tax credit: How much families would get. (12-5-22).

2022     Equitable Growth. What the research says about the economics of the  2021 enhanced Child Tax Credit (11-29-22).

2022     New York Times. The expanded Child Tax Credit is gone. The battle over it remains. (11-25-22). 

2022     NPR Morning Edition. A Houston woman describes the cultural tradition behind her multi-generational home. (11-24-22).

2022     Brookings Hutchins Roundup. Expanded Child Tax Credit helped low-Income families without hurting labor supply. (10-13-22). 

2022     Marketwatch. Enhanced child tax credit cash helped reduce food insecurity for low-income families. But there's one way Republicans and Democrats could agree on reinstating it. (10-12-22). 

2022     Michigan Radio. U of M study finds expanded child tax credit helped families, but many missed out. (10-10-22).

2022     Poverty Solutions Research Brief. The effects of income on the economic well-being of families with low incomes: Evidence from the 2021 expanded Child Tax Credit. (9-30-22). 

2022    New York Times. Grand-mates: Generations sharing a special bond (and sometimes the rent) (9-30-22).

2022    Brookings class notes. The EITC has the strongest impact on maternal labor supply for those with children under 3 years old. (9-22-22). 

2022    Michigan Radio. U-M study reveals significant portion of adult population lacks consistent access to transportation (9-21-22).

2022 NPR Marketplace morning edition. More Americans are putting down roots close to home (8-2-22). 

2022    Vox. When cash giving doesn't work (7-9-22). 

2022     Poverty Solutions Research Brief. The COVID cash transfer studies: Key findings and future directions. (6-15-22).

2022    The Atlantic. How affluence pulls people away from their families (5-11-22). 

2022    The New Yorker. What happened when a single mom started filing income taxed again (4-18-22).

2022    NPR Marketplace.  Almost one in five Americans now live in a multigenerational household (3-25-20). 

2022    Michigan Daily. Faculty, alumni and U-M community members explore 'Revolutionary Ideas' at the fifth annual Stamps Colloquium (3-15-22). 

2022    AP news. Extra cash for low-income mothers may Influence baby brains (1-24-22). 

2021 Lmtonline. Laredo responds to report calling it one of ‘neediest cities’ in country. (12-28-21).

2021 Mousesquadca. 26 California Cities Rank among Nation's Neediest. (12-23-21). 

2021 Yahoo news. 26 California Cities Rank as Neediest In the Nation. (12-23-21). 

2021 2021 Neediest Cities - Wallethub report, ask the experts. (12-20-21).

2021 Poverty Solutions Research Brief. Families with low incomes and the Child Tax Credit: Who is still missing out? (12-15-21).

2021 The Imprint podcast. What we’ve learned about Child Tax Credits and the future of fostering. (11-15-21).

2021 Michigan Radio's Stateside. Parents on the Child Tax Credit: “You have the chance to reduce child poverty...and you’re not taking it? How dare you?” (11/8/21). 

2021 Detroit Free Press. Child tax credit brings extra cash and some sanity to family life. (11-4-21). 

2021 Yahoo! Money. The Child Tax Credit payments are missing some of the most vulnerable families (10-21-21).

2021 CNN. More than $15 billion in child tax credit payments distributed Friday (10-15-21).

2021 Stimulus update: 1 in 10 eligible families did not receive Child Tax Credit payments (10-10-21).

2021     Poverty Solutions Research brief. Receipt and usage of Child Tax Credit Payments among low-income families. (10-6-21).

2021     Memos for an incoming administration. The anti-poverty policy of the American Rescue Plan no one is really talking about. (3/15/21).

2019     Work in Progress blog, American Sociological Association. Could expanding the EITC help fix the housing crisis? (11/7/19). 

2019     Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research. How the earned income tax credit helps families find housing. (8/8/19).

2019     The Conversation. This tax credit wasn’t meant to help with housing but that’s exactly what its doing. (8/5/19).

2019     BYU radio. Mental health concerns for moms working multiple jobs (6/10/19). 

2019     GW Public Health Women's Health Issues. Holding multiple jobs is associated with greater likelihood of depression in mothers with lower incomes, study finds (5/20/19).

2019     Michigan Minds Podcast. The rise of three-generation households. (2/17/19).

2019     Hour Detroit. Three generations, one roof (2/4/19). 

2018     NPR  KJZZ 91.5. More and more families living in three-generation households (11/16/18). 

2018     The Conversation, What's behind the dramatic rise in three-generation households?  (11/7/18) . Picked up by AP News, SF Chronicle, Houston Chronicle and many other news organizations. 

2018     Aspen Institute, Five best ideas for the day. Multigenerational households are becoming the new normal (9/28/18).

2018     Futurity: Research News. More kids live in 3-Generation homes than ever before (9/26/18).

2018 More kids living in multigenerational families (9/26/18).

2018     Scholars Strategy Network.  It is time to acknowledge that many American children live in shared households (9/25/18). 

2018     Self Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse Webinar. Beyond housing policy: Human service policies to address housing (3/7/18).

2016     Russell Sage Foundation blog. How did families and children fare in the Great Recession? (8/24/16).

2016     The Child and Family Blog. Grandparents raising children need more support - these children have greater needs. (7/1/16).

2015     Self Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse Webinar. The private safety net among low-income families with young children (12/10/15). 

2015     Russell Sage Foundation Brief. Car and home ownership among low-income families in the Great Recession (12/1/15). 

2015     Russell Sage Foundation Brief. The Great Recession and the private safety net (1/1/15). 

2014      Wonkblog, Washington Post. The shocking number of moms who move in with others, and how much money they save (12/31/14).

2014     Russell Sage Foundation Brief. Public transfers and material hardship in the Great Recession (1/1/14).  

2012     Pacific Standard Magazine. Encouraging breastfeeding one parishioner at a time (10/9/12). 

University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy