The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a largely successful component of American labor and antipoverty policy, increasing the ability of workers in low-paying jobs to support themselves and their families. Work remains to improve the EITC’s effectiveness including expanding eligibility and increasing participation among those already eligible.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan listens as members of the Republican leadership speak to reporters after U.S. President Barack Obama met with the House Republican Conference at the White House in Washington (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque).
Blog Post | Long Memos
Are Obama and Ryan Proposals for an EITC Expansion Pro- or Anti- Mobility?
August 1, 2014, Richard V. Reeves and Joanna Venator
In August's Long Memo, Richard Reeves and Joanna Venator discuss the similarities and differences in the Earned Income Tax Credit expansions proposed by President Obama and Representative Ryan and the implications of these differences for social mobility.
Children and Families
Opinion | Real Clear Markets
July 10, 2014, Richard V. Reeves
Paper | The Hamilton Project
June 19, 2014, Hilary Hoynes
April 17, 2014, Fred Dews
April 15, 2014, Jane R. Williams and Elizabeth Kneebone
April 7, 2014, Benjamin H. Harris
March 18, 2014, Elizabeth Kneebone and Jane R. Williams
February 5, 2014, Fred Dews
January 30, 2014
Blog Post | The Avenue, The New Republic
November 19, 2012, Elizabeth Kneebone
Blog Post | The Hamilton Project
April 6, 2012, Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney, The Hamilton Project
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