Event Title

The Earned Income Tax Credit in the American Political Economy

Location

King Building 337

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-29-2016 4:00 PM

End Date

4-29-2016 5:15 PM

Abstract

My paper focuses on the legislative, theoretical, and historical development of the earned income tax credit. By examining the related histories of the development of the income tax, welfare state, and tax credits for low-income families, my paper concludes that American attitudes toward work ethic and systemic unemployment propelled the EITC to prominence.

Notes

Session III, Panel 15 - Decisions, Decisions: Investigations of Hunches, Attitudes, and Responses
Moderator: Afia Ofori-Mensa, Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative American Studies and Africana Studies

Major

Politics

Advisor(s)

Eve Sandberg, Politics

Project Mentor(s)

Chris Howell, Politics

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Apr 29th, 4:00 PM Apr 29th, 5:15 PM

The Earned Income Tax Credit in the American Political Economy

King Building 337

My paper focuses on the legislative, theoretical, and historical development of the earned income tax credit. By examining the related histories of the development of the income tax, welfare state, and tax credits for low-income families, my paper concludes that American attitudes toward work ethic and systemic unemployment propelled the EITC to prominence.