Helping Poor Kids Succeed: Welfare, Tax and Early Intervention Policies

fis14_240x240Many forms of childhood damage are more prevalent among the poor. Leading experts discuss three policy responses: how other states are supporting children and families while promoting self-sufficiency; the track record of the earned income tax credit in raising low-income working families out of poverty; and the effectiveness of early interventions based on one of the country’s best evaluated childhood education programs.

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Presentations

From Income Support to Child and Family Support: Some Rather Surprising Consequences of National Welfare Reform

by Tom Corbett
Associate Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Not Perfect, But Still Pretty Good: How the Earned Income Tax Credit Supports Low-Income Working Families

by John Karl Scholz
Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Former Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, US Department of Treasury

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Helping Children Get Started Right: The Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions

by Craig Ramey
Professor and Director of the Civitan International Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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