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…
The EITC was established in 1975 as the nation’s most significant policy reform to reduce poverty and incentivize work for low income Americans. Current EITC-related policy efforts aim to maintain and expand the EITC so that it continues to benefit working families.
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