ISBN : 9780190841300
The earned income tax credit (EITC) and child tax credit (CTC) are tax credits for low-income families that paradoxically exclude the poorest families. This book challenges the conventional wisdom on American exceptionalism and offers the first and only comparative analysis of the politics on these important anti-poverty tax credits.
1 American Exceptionalism Revisited
2 The Great Divergence
3 From the Era of Easy Finance to Permanent Austerity
4 Canada: Taking Children Off Welfare
5 The United Kingdom: The Childrens Budget
6 The United States: Tax Relief for Families