In-Work Tax Credits for Families and Their Impact on Health Status in Adults
Description of Resource:
Poverty and unemployment are 2 important social determinants of health. For low- and middle-income families, in-work tax credit (IWTC) interventions may reduce poverty, reduce unemployment, and improve health status in adults. This systematic review aimed to assess the effects of IWTCs on health outcomes in working-age adults (ages 18 to 64). It identified 5 studies that involved 5,677,383 participants (all were women). The review found no evidence for an effect of IWTC on health status in adults, except for mixed evidence for reducing tobacco smoking.