First look at impacts of expanding antipoverty social policy benefits (Paycheck Plus) to working people without children in New York City

Emilie Courtin headshot

Recent Bell Fellow Emilie Courtin, PhD, and her colleagues have published a research article in the journal Health Affairs. They found that expanding the earned income tax credit to people without children resulted in an uptick in employment and earnings, and, for women, in health-related quality of life.

“…our study provides some optimism that reshaping the social policy landscape could reverse the declining health of low-income Americans observed in recent years.”

Authors of study: Emilie Courtin, Kali Aloisi, Cynthia Miller, Heidi L. Allen, Lawrence F. Katz, and Peter Muennig