||Supporting Low-Income Workers through Refundable Child-Care Credits, James P. Ziliak
||Proposes converting the federal Child and Dependent Care Credit from a nonrefundable tax credit to a refundable one, capping
eligibility at $70,000 and making the credit a progressive function of income, the age of the child, and utilization of licensed care facilities.
||Building on the Success of the Earned Income Tax Credit, Hilary Hoynes
||Proposes expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by raising the benefits for families with one child to be on par with the
benefits for families with two children.
||Encouraging Work Sharing to Reduce Unemployment, Katharine G. Abraham and Susan N. Houseman
||Proposes that the federal government subsidize state work-sharing payments during economic downturns, make work sharing a requirement for state unemployment insurance systems, change federal requirements to modify provisions of state work sharing plans that may discourage employer participation, and provide states with adequate funding to administer work-sharing programs.
||Designing Thoughtful Minimum Wage Policy at the State and Local Levels, Arindrajit Dube
||Proposes that states and localities consider median wages and local costs when setting minimum wages, index the minimum wage for inflation, and engage in regional wage setting.
||Smarter, Better, Faster: The Potential for Predictive Analytics and Rapid-Cycle Evaluation to Improve Program Development and Outcomes, Scott Cody and Andrew Asher
||Proposes that federal, state, and local agencies conduct thorough needs assessments to identify where predictive analytics and rapid-cycle evaluation can improve service delivery.