Brief The Recession and the Earned Income Tax Credit
Recession and Recovery, No. 5
Roberton C. Williams, Elaine Maag
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This brief, part of the Urban Institute's "Recession and Recover" series, assesses the extent to which the Earned Income Tax Credit can help families hit by job losses and falling incomes during a recession.
Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Social safety net Taxes and budgets
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Employment and income data Individual taxes Family credit and debt
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center