Current federal policies to ‘make work pay’ leave the vast majority―88%―of low-income working families in the U.S. without the guarantee of a decent living standard, even with full-time work. In Combining Minimum Wage and Earned Income Tax Credit Policies to Guarantee a Decent Living Standard to All U.S. Workers, a new study from the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Jeannette Wicks-Lim and Jeffrey Thompson craft policy proposals that would substantially strengthen minimum wage laws and the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program in the United States, so that, in combination, they would guarantee decent living standards for full-time U.S. workers and their families.
continue reading

%d bloggers like this: