New LIHF Brief Released on the Earned Income Tax Credit

eitc brief

A new LIHF brief on the Earned Income Tax Credit is now available on our Data Briefs page.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) provides a refundable tax credit to lower‐income working families. The brief presents evidence of the EITC's potential to improve the physical and mental health of moms, reduce the infant mortality rate, and decrease the number of low birthweight babies.

Poverty reduction strategies like promoting the EITC are on LIHF’s action agenda and successful pilot projects have been conducted in the LIHF region. The EITC is a powerful tool to impact health and change the life course of current and future generations in the LIHF region and beyond.

Visit our Data Briefs page to find the EITC brief and more.