Earned Income Tax Credit

The Potential of State Earned Income Tax Credits

By and ·March 14, 2019
Emory University

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The Issue:

State legislatures play an increasingly important role in setting social and health policies. Earned income tax credit laws, enacted at the state level, offer a potentially fruitful area for policy action. The programs have been shown to play an important

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Do Safety Net Programs Impact Food Security in the United States?

By ·May 26, 2017
Williams College

The Issue:

President Trump’s 2018 budget proposes very large cuts in the social safety net. Though the final cuts enacted by Congress may be less severe, any reduction in benefits is likely to impact the wellbeing of people who rely on safety net programs. Many low income families depend on assistance from more ...
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The Success of the Earned Income Tax Credit

By ·May 8, 2017
University of California, Berkeley

The Issue:

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a major anti-poverty program that benefits both children and adults. It is a program with wide bipartisan support since, by providing a tax credit to lower-income working families in a way that incentivizes work, it both promotes greater labor force participation ...
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