The EITC is a remarkably successful program, with important impacts on recipients’ labor supply and health and on their children’s health and educational outcomes.
Category: Tax & Finance
A new paper from Brookings highlights why the magnitude of inequality makes even a big move on taxes seem small
Must-Read: It seems to me that there are two questions: 1. Should the the aggregate of the minimum wage and the earned income tax credit add up to a living […]
Earlier this morning, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data on the state of incomes in 2014. According to the new data, the share of income going to the top […]
Recently available research looks across developing and advanced countries and within the United States to examine the effects of economic inequality on economic growth, well-being, and stability.
Give credit to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD—an organization that has so often either mirrored or defined (depending on your point of view) the consensus on […]
It’s hard not to see Okun’s legacy as the problem rather than the solution.
Increasing inequality in the United States and its relationship to economic growth is getting a lot of attention lately. It is now clear that sharply rising inequality is not necessary […]
The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis hosted a panel discussion of “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” with economist Thomas Piketty on October 3, 2014. After Piketty’s remarks, the New […]
Today the official poverty rate in the United States is back to levels we haven’t seen in 20 years, and the incomes of families at or near the bottom of […]