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Hilary W. Hoynes

Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Hoynes will analyze the medium- and long-term effects of the U.S. safety net for families with children, focusing on the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly food stamps). She will explore how additional family resources as a result of the EITC affect children’s cognitive development during childhood. She will also investigate how early-life exposure to SNAP influences adult economic outcomes, including employment, earnings, occupation, and poverty status.


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