Hispanic Families and The Earned Income Tax Credit

Issue Brief

This issue brief is intended to bring attention to the importance of the EITC to Hispanic and other low-wage workers and outline several important steps toward improving the credit for families.

The issue brief provides background on the EITC and presents relevant data and research with respect to the EITC’s impact on Hispanic families. The discussion that follows also outlines the successes and shortcomings of the EITC and provides several ideas on how it could be more effective and relevant for today’s workers. The issue brief examines the Clinton administration’s recent expansion proposal and calls on researchers and policymakers to work to expand, and build on the important measure.


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