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Who benefits from the earned income tax credit? Incidence among recipients, coworkers and firms

Leigh, Andrew; Leigh, Andrew

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How are hourly wages affected by the Earned Income Tax Credit? Two strategies are utilized to determine the relationship between the credit and hourly wages. First, I use variation in state EITC supplements, which magnify the effect of the federal EITC. I find that a 10 percent increase in the generosity of the EITC is associated with a 4 percent fall in the wages of high school dropouts and a 2 percent fall in the wages of those with only a high school diploma, while having no effect on the...[Show more]

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Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/43038
Source: Discussion paper No. 494

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