Policy Analysis

Policy Analysis

Marguerite Casey Foundation leverages its resources at opportune times to educate the public and decision-makers about policy as it intersects with poverty. In this section, we share papers as well as forum proceedings and videos that discuss policy issues affecting low-income families.

“Skin in the Game” : The Federal Tax System, Tax Reform and Poor Families

In recent years, it has been argued that the federal income tax system is flawed because a significant percentage of people do not have “skin in the game,” that is, they do not pay federal income taxes.  More >

Impact of the Federal Deficit Reduction on Poor Families

As Congress resumes the deficit reduction debate, particularly through the deliberations of the new and powerful “Supercommittee,” poor families have significant interests at stake.  This memo provides background and then highlights key issues… More >

Making it in America

Concerned about these trends and committed to identifying forward-thinking solutions that bring about sustained change, the Marguerite Casey Foundation held a series of roundtable discussions in three of the Foundation’s grantmaking areas… More >

Earned Income Tax Credit

The EITC has become the nation’s largest federal program to support low-income working families.  In 2003, it directly benefited 19.6 million working families, at cost of $34 billion,and each year…  More >

Different Incomes, Common Dreams

At the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on October 18th, 2005 the Foundation released “Different Incomes, Common Dreams”, the most comprehensive study that looks at the attitudes of Americans… More >