New Report from CBPP: How the Federal Tax Code Can Better Advance Racial Equity

Tax provisions and the ways these provisions are enforced and administered are steeped in a context of historical racism and ongoing prejudice and discrimination. In a recently released report, The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) outlines the ways the federal tax code impacts racial disparities and explains how the tax-cut law enacted in…

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…