Improving Population Health by Reducing Poverty: New York

The relationship between low socioeconomic status and higher levels of morbidity and mortality has been well-established in the literature. Researchers, however, rarely test the link between health improvements and social programs or economic policies designed to alleviate poverty. In this paper, we examine the health effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a broad-based income support program that operates at the federal, state, and local level. Specifically, we examine the health impact of expanding New York State and New York City

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