Tax Credits and Public Benefits: Complementary Approaches to Supporting Low-Income Families
Publication Date: April 2008
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Elizabeth Lower-Basch
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
Tax credits and public benefits are complementary approaches to supporting low-income families; policy makers do not need to choose between them. By understanding the advantages and disadvantages of both mechanisms, advocates and policy makers can better choose the right tool for the job at hand, rather than adopting a one-size fits all approach.