Video

NYC’s Demonstration of an Enhanced Earned Income Tax Credit for Single Adults

11/2013

On November 14, the Brookings Center on Children and Families held a forum, “Paycheck Plus: A New Antipoverty Strategy for Single Adults in New York City,” focusing on a path-breaking demonstration by New York City’s Center for Economic Opportunity and MDRC that is rigorously testing a new earnings supplement for low-income single adults — mostly men — with the goal of promoting work and reducing poverty. A direct response to the downward trend in employment, wages, and earnings among the least skilled, the project will simulate an expanded Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income single workers without dependent children.

The event’s agenda:

Introduction: Isabel V. Sawhill, Co-Director of the Brookings Center on Children and Families

Overview: Gordon L. Berlin, President, MDRC

Keynote: The Honorable Sander Levin (D-Michigan)

Panel

  • Moderator: Ron Haskins, Co-Director of the Brookings Center on Children and Families
  • Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, City of New York
  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
  • Harry J. Holzer, Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University, and Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
  • Joseph Jones, Jr., Founder, President, and CEO, Center for Urban Families
  • Vicki Turetsky, Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services