Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

The EITC Disincentive: A Reply to Dr. Hilary Hoynes

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Abstract

In the September issue Dr. Hilary Hoynes replies to my paper “The EITC Disincentive: The Effect on Hours Worked of the Phase-out of the Earned Income Tax Credit.” She criticizes my remarks about a figure in Eissa and Hoynes 2005, my downplaying the income effect and my not including a control variable in my own investigation. I reply to the substantial criticisms.

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Volume (Issue)
Pages
59-65
Published
JEL classification
I38, H3
Keywords
Earned Income, Marginal Tax Rate, Phase-out, Phase-in, Plateau Region, Disincentive, Workforce Participation, Assistance
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