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Joint Tax Policy Center

Urban Institute

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2006–February 29, 2008
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Urban Institute-Brookings Institution’s Joint Tax Policy Center produces objective, timely and accessible information to help policymakers and other stakeholders identify and evaluate current and emerging tax policy options. The center’s long-term goal is to help inform and shape the terms of debates where tax policy is considered.This grant will enable the center to study the migration of federal income security and other social policy from spending programs to the tax code and the implications of such shifts for low-income families.In the four years since its creation, the center has developed into a primary information source on tax policy for journalists. In 2005, the center was cited in more than 350 major media articles including 69 citations in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.