Antipoverty policies have the potential to improve health and promote healthy aging. Emilie Courtin will present the effects of the Paycheck Plus Health Study Randomized Controlled Trial on psychological distress. The intervention tested the effect of a 4-fold increase in the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income Americans without dependent children relative to the current federal credit. This expansion reduced psychological distress for women and noncustodial parents—the groups that benefitted the most in terms of increased after-bonus earnings.
Emilie Courtin, Assistant Professor in Social Epidemiology and Public Policy
at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine