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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Do In-Work Tax Credits Serve as a Safety Net?

Marianne Bitler, Hilary Hoynes, Elira Kuka

NBER Working Paper No. 19785
Issued in January 2014

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Funding for this project was provided by the Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis. We thank Dan Feenberg for help with the NBER SOI data and Myrtis Herrod of the IRS for providing us with tabulations of the EITC for the most recent period. We are grateful to Laura Kawano, Yair Listokin, Jacob Goldin, Doug Miller, and Bruce Meyer and participants at the NBER Universities Research Conference “Poverty Inequality and Social Policy,” the 2013 CELS Meeting, and the UC Davis Brown bag for useful comments. We also thank Janet Holtzblatt, Jeff Liebman, Laura Wheaton, and Ed Harris for help with constructing the “at-risk”' population to accompany the data from SOI tax filing units. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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