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Expansions to the Earned Income Tax Credit improved thehealth of children born to low income mothers

Simon, David (2015) Expansions to the Earned Income Tax Credit improved thehealth of children born to low income mothers. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (09 Jun 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) gives tax credits to those who are in work, but are on a low income. In new research, David Simon finds that the policy can benefit its recipients beyond income support. He writes that for mothers who qualify for the credit, an additional $1,000 in the value of the EITC reduces the incidence of low birth weight births by 3 out of every 100 children.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2015 13:39
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 00:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/62663

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