Improving lives through tax credits?

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Pyle Center, Alumni Lounge
@ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Researchers will share how tax credits affect health, domestic violence, employment, and poverty.


A complimentary buffet lunch will be served after panel.



  • Katie Jajtner, Center for Financial Security, School of Human Ecology, UW–Madison
  • Jessica Pac, Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work, UW–Madison
  • Kaitlyn Sims, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
  • Tim Smeeding, La Follette School of Public Affairs, UW–Madison



10:30 a.m. — Coffee and tea

11:00 a.m. — Opening remarks

11:05 a.m. — Earned Income Tax Credit presentations

  • The Effects of Earned Income Tax Credits on Intergenerational Health Mobility in the United States, by Katie Jajtner and Yang Wang.
    • Presenter: Katie Jajtner
  • Estimating impacts of the US EITC program on domestic violence, by Kaitlyn M. Sims, Yang Wang, and Barbara Wolfe.
    • Presenter: Kaitlyn Sims

11:45 a.m. — Earned Income Tax Credit discussion led by Michael Massoglia

11:55 a.m. — Child Tax Credit presentations

12:35 p.m. — Child Tax Credit discussion led by Jeffrey Smith

12:45 p.m. — Lunch and informal Q&A


Yang Wang and Bobbi Wolfe, La Follette School of Public Affairs


Tommy Jaime,

Portraits of researchers Katie Jajtner, Jessica Pac, Kaitlyn Sims, and Tim Smeeding