Credit Where Credit’s Due: Establishing an Earned Income Tax Credit for Missouri’s Working Families in Need

The Missouri government is considering legislation that would create a state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC is a refundable tax credit that benefits low- to moderate-income working individuals and couples, particularly those with children. The EITC has a proven track record of effectiveness in lifting low-income families out of poverty and improving educational […]

Credit Where It’s Due: Establishing an Earned Income Tax Credit for Missouri’s Working Families in Need

The Missouri government is considering legislation that would create a state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC is a refundable tax credit that benefits low- to moderate-income working individuals and couples, particularly those with children. The EITC has a proven track record of effectiveness in lifting low-income families out of poverty and improving educational […]

Bouncing Between Homes: Hypermobility and Its Impact on Children’s Education and Communities at Large

Unstable housing conditions marked by overcrowding, disrepair, and lack of affordability and safety force many low-income families to move often. There is strong evidence of a correlation between frequent residential displacement and poor educational outcomes such as grade retention, lower high school graduation rates, and lower knowledge acquisition over time. Equally troubling are the health […]