Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/114051
Authors: 
Averett, Susan L.
Wang, Yang
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9173
Abstract: 
In 1993, the benefit levels of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) were changed significantly based on the number of children in the household. Employing a difference-in-differences plus mother fixed-effects framework, we find better mother-rated health for children of unmarried black mothers and married white and Hispanic mothers, lower accident rates for children of married white and Hispanic mothers, and improved home environment quality for children of unmarried white and Hispanic mothers. Our results provide new evidence of the effects of the 1993 EITC expansion and therefore have important policy implications.
Subjects: 
EITC
child health
home environment
non-cognitive skills
JEL: 
I12
I38
J13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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