Critical Value #35 Raising the Income Floor for American Workers
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Despite a growing economy, financial instability and economic anxiety have many Americans in a financial rut. Host Justin Milner talks with Chris Hughes of the Economic Security Project and researchers Elaine Maag and Len Burman from the Tax Policy Center about expanding and redesigning the Earned Income Tax Credit to provide a basic level of economic security for all working individuals.

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Research Areas Taxes and budgets Economic mobility and inequality
Tags Earned income tax credit Federal tax issues and reform proposals
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center