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dc.rights.licenseIn Copyrighten_US
dc.creatorKleine, Katja E.
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-06T14:27:38Z
dc.date.available2013-11-06T14:27:38Z
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11021/24078
dc.descriptionKatja E. Kleine is a member of the Class of 2014 of Washington and Lee University.en_US
dc.descriptionCapstone; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is first and foremost to bring more attention to the Earned Income Tax Credit and to respond to growing arguments against it. First, I will explain the arguments and attacks. Then, I will explain why any tax expenditure (whether benefiting low-income or high-income families) should be seen as a form of social spending; I will also defend the refundable portion of the EITC. Finally, I will answer the broad question: “Is the EITC an effective program?” In the end, I will show that the EITC is successful at lowering marginal tax rates and increasing labor supply. Just as importantly, I will also show that the Earned Income Tax Credit is one of the most effective anti-poverty programs in the United States today; as a result, it should be both supported and expanded. [From Introduction]en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityKatja Kleine
dc.format.extent36 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.subject.lcshEarned income tax crediten_US
dc.subject.lcshPovertyen_US
dc.subject.lcshTax Reduction Act of 1975 (United States)en_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial justiceen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. Internal Revenue Serviceen_US
dc.subject.otherWashington and Lee University -- Capstone in Shepherd Poverty Programen_US
dc.titleWhy Should America Support the Earned Income Tax Credit?en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.holderKleine, Katja E.


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