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Robert Moffitt has provided an excellent, concise discussion of the economics of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the contributions that economists have made to both conceptualizing and analyzing the effects of this important social program for the working poor. As Moffitt notes, the apparent...

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Published in: Better Living through Economics p. 106
Main Author: V. Joseph Hotz
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Harvard University Press 03-05-2012
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Summary: Robert Moffitt has provided an excellent, concise discussion of the economics of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the contributions that economists have made to both conceptualizing and analyzing the effects of this important social program for the working poor. As Moffitt notes, the apparent support for the EITC among policy makers, from the political Left and the Right, may reflect a desire by policy makers out of a sense of fairness to do something for a disadvantaged group thought to be largely neglected during the 1960s and 1970s, namely, the working poor. But, as Moffitt makes clear by
ISBN: 0674036182
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