The Brookings Institution has issued a new report, “A Local Ladder for Low-Income Workers: Recent Trends in the Earned Income Tax Credit.”Prepared by research analyst Elizabeth Kneebone, the report contains an analysis of Internal Revenue Service data on low-income working families who received the federal EITC for the 2000 and 2004 tax years. Among the report’s findings:

The paper also pointed to a particular trio of findings, suggesting that they be further studied and considered for policy changes:

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