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The Earned Income Tax Credit

V. Joseph Hotz and John Karl Scholz

in Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226533568
eISBN:
9780226533575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226533575.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has been one of the fastest-growing means-tested programs in the country. It provides a refundable tax credit to families with earnings that can be as high as ... More


USA Child Poverty: The Impact of the Great Recession

Christopher Wimer and Timothy M. Smeeding

in Children of Austerity: Impact of the Great Recession on Child Poverty in Rich Countries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198797968
eISBN:
9780191839276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797968.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

The Great Recession (GR) was the most dramatic economic downturn the USA has experienced in more than six decades. But against this backdrop, the USA actually made some limited progress against child ... More


The Labor Market Impact of the Working Families’ Tax Credit

Richard Blundell, Alan Duncan, Julian McCrae, and Costas Meghir

in Labor Supply and Taxation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198749806
eISBN:
9780191814082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749806.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter analyses the impact of the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC) on working hours and employment. In 1998, the UK Chancellor, Gordon Brown introduced the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC) ... More


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