Seminar - Emilie Courtin on the health effects of the Paycheck Plus RCT

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Please join us for this virtual seminar; link to register is below.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2023, 11:30AM-12:30PM ET
Location: Virtual seminar via Zoom only
The health effects of a social policy expansion: Evidence from the Paycheck Plus Randomized Controlled Trial
Emilie Courtin, Assistant Professor in Social Epidemiology and Public Policy
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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ABSTRACT: Antipoverty policies have the potential to improve health and promote healthy ageing. I will present the effects of the Paycheck Plus Health Study Randomized Controlled Trial on psychological distress. The intervention tested the effect of a 4-fold increase in the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income Americans without dependent children relative to the current federal credit. This expansion reduced psychological distress for women and noncustodial parents—the groups that benefitted the most in terms of increased after-bonus earnings.



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