Five Common Income Support Transfers, One-Adult, Two-Child Household
Source: Authors’ calculations.
Note: Net federal taxes include Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, income tax liability and worker’s nominal portion of FICA payroll tax. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits calculated based on average of calculators for three states. Housing subsidy calulated from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development rules for Section 8 program, assuming median U.S. rent of $920 per month. Childcare voucher calculated from Child Care Aware data on costs of child-care in the United States and Washington State child subsidy co-pays. Because part-time workers are unlikely to qualify for full-time care, assumed costs of childcare are 0.75 of full value. The Poverty Threshold (2015) is calculated by the Census and published each year.