School of Health and Human Sciences


Dr. Despard also co-authored a paper titled “The impact of state Earned Income Tax Credit expansions on material and medical hardships” in the Journal of Consumer Affairs. The study found that adding or increasing state Earned Income Tax Credits decreases some types of material hardship in lower-income households (Unfortunately, in its 2021 budget, North Carolina failed to reinstate its tax credit for working families).

Read the article here.