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By some estimates, if we gave an overall monetary value to the unpaid care work performed primarily by women within families, it would equal a whopping $1 trillion, or 44% of the Gross national product in 1990.
Unmarried and minority mothers stand to gain the greatest benefits in retirement from a Social Security caregiver credit scheme since these caregivers suffer the highest poverty rates of all groups at 15% to 22%.
EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT
Beneficiaries of the EITC:
Nationally: nearly 5 million children are lifted out of poverty by the EITC program , more than any other government program.
D.C.: nearly 50,000 DC households receive the federal EITC, average benefit of $1,700.
39,000 DC households recipients of the DC EITC, averaging benefit of $442.
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