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Labor supply effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit: Evidence from Wisconsin's supplemental benefit for families with three children

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Labor supply effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit: Evidence from Wisconsin supplemental benefit for families with three children
Date Added to Library: 
Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 16:08
Priority: 
normal
Individual Author: 
Cancian, Maria
Levinson, Arik
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Published Date: 
December 2006
Published Date (Text): 
December 2006
Publication: 
National Tax Journal
Original Publication: 
July 2005
Volume: 
59
Issue Number: 
4
Page Range: 
781-800
Year: 
2005
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Abstract: 

We examine the effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on labor supply, comparing outcomes in Wisconsin, which supplements the federal EITC for families with three children, to outcomes in states that do not supplement the federal EITC. Relative to previous studies, our cross–state comparison examines a larger difference in EITC subsidy rates, more similar treatment and control groups, and a policy that has been in place longer. Whereas most previous research has found significant effects of the EITC on labor force participation, we find no effect. (author abstract)

This article is based on a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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