Research has shown that the EITC is a critical policy working to improve the short and long-term economic stability of millions of Americans. But, did you know that research also has shown that the EITC impacts multiple generations — through improving income, education, employment stability, and health?
This year, EITC Funders Network, Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce (GIST), and Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families (GCYF) collaboratively solicited papers by the nation’s leading academics and policy scholars to help explore the two-generation benefits of the EITC. The commissioned report is now available!
The important topics in the report are framed by W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s La June Montgomery Tabron’s Introduction and a Conclusion by Patrick McCarthy of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Papers in the report include:
- “Poverty and Inequality in America: Why We Should Care and What We Should Do,” By Indivar Dutta-Gupta and Kali Grant, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality
- “An Overview of the Earned Income Tax Credit” By Robert Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- “Using the Earned Income Tax Credit to Encourage Work and Increase Income from Work,” By David Neumark, University of California, Irvine, National Bureau of Economic Research and Institute for the Study of Labor
- “Earned Income Tax Credit and Educational Outcomes,” By Gordon B. Dahl, University of California San Diego
- “The Earned Income Tax Credit’s Impact on Health,” By Peter S. Arno, PhD and Jeannette Wicks-Lim, PhD, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- “Earned Income Tax Credit, Savings and Child Outcomes,” By Don Baylor, Urban Institute
- “The Earned Income Tax Credit and Community Economic Stability,” By Natalie Holmes and Alan Berube, Brookings Institution