The Earned Income Tax Credit and the white working class

April 18, 2017

In a recent blog post, the Brookings Institution outlines the broad-reaching benefits of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), particularly how it crosses race and education lines, as well as rural and urban boundaries. Since it’s creation in 1975, the EITC has gained bi-partisan support and has shown to reduce poverty, encourage work, and provide long-lasting positive effects for low- and moderate-income families and children.