The EITC and Education and Employment Outcomes

Research recently published in the University of Chicago’s Journal of Labor Economics looked at long-term impacts of state and federal EITC expansions on children’s education and employment outcomes. The authors found that additional EITC exposure in childhood increased the likelihood of high school and college completion and increased earnings in adulthood.

State EITC Policies Can Impact Recidivism Rates

New research from Rutgers Professor Amanda Agan and Clemson Professor Michael Makowsky – The Minimum Wage, EITC, and Criminal Recidivism – finds that minimum wage policies and the availability of state EITCs can have an impact on recidivism rates. Examining administrative prison release records from almost six million offenders released over 14 years, the researchers found that…

Research on State Tax Credits and Advancing Racial Equity

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire recently released a report demonstrating the effectiveness of state credits in poverty reduction efforts, particularly for households of color. Using Current Population Survey (CPS) Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) data from 2010 to 2014, the report finds that families receiving state EITC benefits…

EITC as a Cost-Effective Health Policy Investment

Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has released a new study showing that the EITC can be a highly cost-effective health policy investment. Researchers analyzed data from the 1993-2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys as well as state level life expectancy and determined the cost-effectiveness of state EITC supplements using a microsimulation model…