Domestic Public Policy

Generating Economic Opportunity Through Hiring Subsidies: Evidence from the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Grant Year: 2022

Corina Mommaerts and Jeffrey Weaver will examine whether tax subsidies to promote the hiring of individuals who have been outside the labor force can promote economic opportunity and upward mobility. They will evaluate whether the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which supports the hiring of approximately 2 million workers annually, leads to long-term changes in employment and earnings as well as changes in a variety of other socioeconomic indicators. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers.

University of Wisconsin, Madison Domestic Public Policy