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"The Earned Income Tax Credit: Effects on Employment, Income and Family Wellbeing"

Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Policy and Economics , Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
  • "The Earned Income Tax Credit: Effects on Employment, Income and Family Wellbeing"
  • 2016-02-18T12:00:00-08:00
  • 2016-02-18T13:00:00-08:00
  • Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Policy and Economics , Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
When
Feb 18, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-800)
Where
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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916-445-5100
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The Earned Income Tax Credit: Effects on Employment, Income and Family Wellbeing

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Professor Hilary Hoynes
Haas Distinguished Chair of Economic Disparities
University of California, Berkeley


With California implementing a state EITC this tax year, it is a good time to review what we know about the EITC after decades of studying the federal credit. I review what we know about the effects of the EITC on employment, and the distribution of income. I also review the growing literature on the benefits of a more generous social safety net— in terms of effects on family health and human capital.


Hilary Hoynes is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy and holds the Haas
Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities at the University of California Berkeley. Hoynes received her PhD in Economics from Stanford in 1992 and her undergraduate degree in Economics and Mathematics from Colby College in 1983. Since 2011 Hoynes has been a Co-Editor of the American Economic Review. From 2008 to 2011 she was Co-Editor of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. Hoynes specializes in the study of poverty, inequality, food and nutrition programs, and the impacts of government tax and transfer programs on low income families. Current projects include evaluating the effects of the access to the social safety net in early life on later life health and human capital outcomes, examining the effects of the Great Recession on poverty and examining the role of the safety net in mitigating income losses, and examining the impact of Head Start on cognitive and noncognitive outcomes. In addition to her faculty appointment, Hoynes has research affiliations at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Previously, she sat on the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program and the Advisory Committee for the National Science Foundation, Directorate for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Prior to joining Berkeley she was a Professor of Economics at UC Davis.


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