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: 2017

Cynthia Miller and Lawrence Katz will examine whether expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to adults without children can increase employment rates 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 wellbeing. The project’s findings will appear in a series of reports and briefings for policymakers.

MDRC Domestic Public Policy