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Principles of Economics 2e

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Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
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Steven A. Greenlaw; David Shapiro
ISBN: 9781947172364
Textbook Problem

We have discovered that the welfare system discourages recipients from working because the more income they earn, the less welfare benefits they receive. How does the earned income tax credit attempt to loosen the poverty trap?

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Impact of earned income tax credit to loosen the poverty trap.

Explanation

Many factors contribute to create a poverty trap such as poor educational systems, corrupt governance, lack of public health care, war and poor infrastructure, etc.

In order to come out of poverty trap, individuals suffering from poverty must be given aid so that they can acquire the capital which is necessary to come out of poverty. If they do not acquire poverty, they will remain dependent on aid. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the largest assistance programs for low income groups.

A tax credit helps to retain more money with oneself. It reduces the amount of tax one owes and may also give a refund. Workers receive credit equal to percentage of their incomes up to credit (maximum) thereby providing substantial support to low- and moderate-income groups...

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