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Do Cash Transfer Programs Improve Infant Health: Evidence from the 1993 Expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit

@inproceedings{Baker1993DoCT,
  title={Do Cash Transfer Programs Improve Infant Health: Evidence from the 1993 Expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit},
  author={K. Baker},
  year={1993}
}
  • K. Baker
  • Published 1993
  • Economics
  • In this paper I examine the effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on birth outcomes by exploiting the 1993 expansion, which increased benefits disproportionately for families with two or more children. Using both difference-in-difference and difference-in-difference-in-difference approaches, I find that the expansion had small positive and statistically significant effects on birth weight, and that the expansion reduced the incidence of low birth weight. I also examine whether the… CONTINUE READING
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