Domestic Public Policy

Evaluating the Earned Income Tax Credit: Long-Term Effects, Unintended Spillovers, and a Path Forward for Policymakers Today

Grant Year: 2020

Jacob Bastian will examine the role that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has played in supporting upward mobility among low-income families. He will use a variety of administrative data sources to assess how the EITC affects the employment and earnings of older individuals, whether it encourages or inhibits geographic mobility among recipients living in rural areas, whether it has an impact on evictions, and how it affects the amount of time that mothers devote to caring for their children. The project’s findings will be presented in a series of papers.

Rutgers University Domestic Public Policy