Abstract: 

Using data from the National Survey of American Families this project will describe the effective marginal tax rates (EMTRs) facing low-income working families and look at state-level differences to infer the effect of these disincentives. In particular, do high EMTRs reduce the likelihood that workers with children will take and keep higher-wage jobs? Do high EMTRs increase job instability among mid-skilled single workers, i.e. those who are likely to be on upward trajectorie

Funding: 
The Annie E. Casey/National Survey of American Families/Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Small
Date: 
June 2003 through December 2005
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