Using linked data in its infrastructure, the Census Bureau conducts ongoing research on program participation, including eligibility, coverage, and socioeconomic and well-being outcomes, as well as relevant methodological issues affecting such studies. Programs of interest include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), popularly known as food stamps, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Unemployment Insurance, housing assistance programs, and other programs and policies.
Evaluating Race & Hispanic Origin Responses of Medicaid Participants
Linked records allow comparisons between individuals with matching & non-matching race & Hispanic origin data across demographic & socioeconomic characteristics
The EITC over the business cycle: Who benefits?
This paper examines the impact of the Great Recession on Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) eligibility.
Do Doubled-up Families Minimize Household-level Tax Burden?
This paper examines a method of tax avoidance: the sorting of dependent children among related filers who have “doubled up” in a household for economic reasons.
Changes in EITC Eligibility and Participation, 2005—2009
A study of the changes over time in eligibility for participation in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).