Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125407
Authors: 
Holzer, Harry J.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 184
Abstract: 
The earned income tax credit provides important benefits to low-income families with children in the US. At an annual cost of about $60 billion, it increases the incomes of such families while encouraging parents to work more by subsidizing their incomes. But low-income adults without children and non-custodial parents receive only very low payments under the program, providing them with little income benefits or work incentives. Many of these adults are low-income young men whose wages and employment rates have been declining for years and who might benefit substantially from expanded eligibility for the earned income tax credit.
Subjects: 
employment
less-educated men
childless
low-income adults
non-custodial parents
JEL: 
J38
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Document Type: 
Article

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