Thursday, February 12, 2015

Why are pediatricians talking about tax policy?

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a refundable tax credit that subsidizes low-wage workers' incomes. But why, you might ask, are pediatricians and child health researchers interested in tax policy? 

While the EITC's success at spurring economic mobility among low-income families is widely known, the EITC is also linked to improvements in children's health. So the real questions is - how can the EITC work even better to reduce families' economic hardships and improve children's health?

Children's HealthWatch