Domestic Public Policy

Can an Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit for Childless Adults Increase Employment and Earnings: The Paycheck Plus Replication in Atlanta

Grant Year: 2018

Cynthia Miller and Lawrence Katz will examine whether expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit to cover adults without children could increase their rates of employment and earnings. They will undertake an experimental evaluation of a program in Atlanta that provides an annual wage supplement of as much as $2,000 to working adults. After three years, the researchers will measure the program’s impact on employment, earnings, and other measures of well-being. The project’s findings will appear in a series of reports and briefings for policymakers.

MDRC Domestic Public Policy