Washington -- The number of low-wage workers who qualified for the Earned Income Tax Credit program rose 8 percent between 2000 and 2002, a jump of 1.5 million households, according to a study by the Brookings Institution.

The study also revealed that EITC recipients were more likely to live in suburban areas as opposed to large cuties. Roughly 6.7 million EITC recipients live in suburban areas, compared to 4.6 million living in big cities.

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