Giving Mom a Break: The Impact of Higher EITC Payments on Maternal Health

@inproceedings{Evans2010GivingMA,
  title={Giving Mom a Break: The Impact of Higher EITC Payments on Maternal Health},
  author={William N. Evans and Craig Garthwaite},
  year={2010}
}
  • William N. Evans, Craig Garthwaite
  • Published 2010
  • Economics, Medicine
  • The 1993 expansions of the Earned Income Tax Credit created the first meaningful separation in the benefit level for families based on the number of children, with families containing two or more children now receiving substantially more in benefits. If income is protective of health, we should see improvements over time in the health for mothers eligible for the EITC with two or more children compared to those with only one child. Using data from the Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance Survey… CONTINUE READING

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