The integration of child tax credits and welfare: Evidence from the Canadian National Child Benefit program

@inproceedings{Milligan2007TheIO,
  title={The integration of child tax credits and welfare: Evidence from the Canadian National Child Benefit program},
  author={Kevin S. Milligan and Mark E Stabile},
  year={2007}
}
In 1998, the Canadian government introduced a new child tax credit. The innovation in the program was its integration with social assistance (welfare). Some provinces agreed to subtract the new federally-paid benefits from provincially-paid social assistance, partially lowering the welfare wall. Other provinces did not integrate benefits, providing a quasi-experimental framework for estimation. We find large changes in social assistance take-up and employment in provinces that provided the… CONTINUE READING
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