The United States relies heavily on property taxes to finance state and local government spending, but unlike five other OECD nations, it has no recurring tax on total wealth, which […]
Nisha Chikhale is a Research Assistant at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Prior to joining Equitable Growth, Nisha worked as a research assistant for the Experimental Economics Lab at the University of Maryland and interned for the U.S. Mission to The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France. Nisha earned both her B.A. in Economics and B.A. in French Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park.
In recent years, lawmakers on both sides of the congressional aisle have proposed expanding refundable tax credits for low-income workers across the United States such as the Earned Income Tax […]
What would happen to U.S. homeownership rates, home sizes, and borrowing levels if tax reform reduces the generosity of the home mortgage interest deduction? A recent working paper examining the […]
A new working paper underscores the importance of pass-through businesses, S corporations, and partnerships.
Today marks African American women’s Equal Pay Day, which represents the day that black women must work to in 2017 to make the same amount of money that men (of […]
During the worst part of the Great Recession, virtually every segment of the U.S. economy was adversely affected. Employment losses were severe and unevenly distributed, making many likely to be […]
Overview The U.S. tax system is used as a tool for accomplishing many different policy priorities, one of which is to support charitable organizations and the work that they do […]
The vast majority of children up and down the income scale grow up in dual-earner or single-parent homes. Without a parent who is able to care for children at home, […]
A new paper investigates whether changes in market demand faced by employers creates volatility in workers' earnings.
The two largest tax policies that promote homeownership in the United States under the current tax code are the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction and the Real Estate Tax Deduction. The […]