Helping Working Families: The Earned Income Tax Credit

Title

Helping Working Families: The Earned Income Tax Credit

Year

2003

DOI

10.17848/9780585441559

Abstract

Hoffman and Seidman offer a thorough assessment of the EITC in which they analyze, evaluate, summarize, and critique the state of the program. They find that, overall, the EITC works well, and that it has earned its political popularity. Yet they also uncover several problem areas that they address with specific recommendations based on their analysis.

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Download 1. Introduction (112 KB)

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. An Overview of the Earned Income Tax Credit
  3. Who Benefits from the EITC?
  4. The EITC and the Labor Market
  5. The EITC and the Family
  6. The EITC and Other Antipoverty Programs
  7. The Efficiency Cost of the EITC
  8. EITC Compliance Issues
  9. Reforming the EITC
  10. The EITC in the Twenty-first Century

ISBN

9780880992534 (pbk.) ; 9780880992541 (cloth) ; 9780585441559 (ebook)

Subject Areas

UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS; Poverty and income support; EITC

Helping Working Families: The Earned Income Tax Credit

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Hoffman, Saul D., and Laurence S. Seidman. 2003. Helping Working Families: The Earned Income Tax Credit. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.17848/9780585441559