• The purpose of this project is to study the impact of an enhanced Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low-income individuals without dependent children in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. This project will build on and leverage research being conducted for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in its collaboration with the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), on HHS's Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration (STED) Paycheck Plus site.

Research Questions:

  • How can policies to make work pay help vulnerable populations increase their work, incomes, and self-sufficiency?
  • What is the take-up rate of the bonus among eligible participants?
  • How does the bonus affect employment and earnings?
  • How does the bonus affect secondary outcomes, such as benefit receipt and child support payments?

Key Components:

  • Data collection and implementation study
  • Benefit-cost report and impact evaluation
  • Special topics papers and dissemination activities

Project Duration: 5 years

Contract End Date: September 2020

Contractor: MDRC (through HHS)

For More Information: ChiefEvaluationOffice@dol.gov