Questions We’re Asking

Questions We’re Asking

The first step in finding the best solutions is asking the right questions. Together with our partners and funders, we make sure we’re in a position to answer the questions that matter most to policymakers and practitioners.

Featured Question

Can a more generous Earned Income Tax Credit for single adults help more working people escape poverty?

Why are we asking?
Over the past several decades, wages have not increased by much for the average worker and have actually fallen for those without a college degree. A typical worker with a high school diploma, for example, earns less today than he or she did 30 years ago. One policy that has helped to offset this fall in wages is the Earned Income Tax Credit, but the credit provides very little to workers without dependent children.

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