CHINA CENTER LECTURE: An Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Experiment in China

January 22 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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China Center for Social Policy, Columbia University
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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE ONLY (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Hosted by

China Center for Social Policy

Featuring

LI GAN
Clifford Taylor Jr. Professor in Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University

Moderated by

QIN GAO
Professor of Social Policy
Founding Director, China Center for Social Policy

About the Event
China currently has no in-work benefit nor social welfare programs comparable to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in the United States. Yet growing evidence suggests that this kind of program can have a significant impact on poverty alleviation and work incentives. In this lecture, Clifford Taylor Jr. Professor Li Gan (bio), an economist at Texas A&M University who also directs the Survey and Research Center for China Household Finance at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (Chengdu, China), reports on his research consisting of the first-ever EITC field experiment in China. He will explain the implications for China as well as for the larger literature looking at the effects of in-work benefits. CLICK HERE for more information.

Accessing the Event
In order to access the online event, you must register for the event. After registering, you will be sent a Zoom link in a confirmation email. The virtual room for the event will open shortly before the event begins. When you go to the link provided in the confirmation email you will be prompted to answer a few questions and then will be given the link for the webinar.

Please contact swcommunications@columbia.edu if you are experiencing difficulty accessing the event.

This lecture is part of the 2020–2021 annual lecture series on “Chinese Social Policy from Comparative Perspectives” cosponsored by the Columbia China Center for Social Policy and Weatherhead East Asian Institute and supported by the Columbia School of Social Work. This lecture is also cosponsored by the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University.