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Data and code for Bastian (2019) “The Rise of Working Mothers and the 1975 Earned Income Tax Credit"

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Bastian, Jacob (Rutgers University)
Publication Date
2020-07-23
Free Keywords
EITC; FEMALE EMPLOYMENT; SOCIAL ATTITUDES
Description
  • Abstract

    Data and code for Bastian (2019).Abstract:The rise of working mothers radically changed the U.S. economy and the role of women in society. In one of the first studies of the 1975 introduction of the Earned Income Tax Credit, I find that this program increased maternal employment by 6 percent, representing one million mothers and an elasticity of 0.58. The EITC may help explain why the U.S. has long had such a high fraction of working mothers despite few childcare subsidies or parental-leave policies. I also find suggestive evidence that this influx of working mothers affected social attitudes and led to higher approval of working women.

Temporal Coverage
  • 1970-01-01 / 1985-12-31
    Time Period: Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1970--Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1985
Geographic Coverage
  • USA
Availability
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Relations
  • Has version
    DOI: 10.3886/E115601V1
Publications
  • Bastian, Jacob. “The Rise of Working Mothers and the 1975 Earned Income Tax Credit.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, n.d.

Update Metadata: 2020-07-23 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-07-23

Bastian, Jacob (2020): Data and code for Bastian (2019) “The Rise of Working Mothers and the 1975 Earned Income Tax Credit". Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E115601