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Lifetime Net Average Tax Rates in Australia since Federation--A Generational Accounting Study

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  • Ablett, John
  • Tseggai-Bocurezion, Zaid
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    This paper presents estimates of average net payments to government, as a percent of average lifetime labour earnings, for generations born in Australia since Federation (1901), based on historical data combined with several reasonable future scenarios covering fiscal policy, growth and demographic change. The results shed light on whether certain generations have been treated more favourably by the public sector than others this century. The main conclusion is that the average lifetime net tax rate will, under reasonable assumptions, be of the order of 37-39 percent for all currently living generations born since the mid-1930s. Copyright 2000 by The Economic Society of Australia.

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    Article provided by The Economic Society of Australia in its journal The Economic Record.

    Volume (Year): 76 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 233 (June)
    Pages: 139-51

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:ecorec:v:76:y:2000:i:233:p:139-51

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    1. Harry ter Rele & Claudio Labanca, 2011. "Lifetime Generational Accounts for the Netherlands," CPB Discussion Paper 170, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
    2. Fukuda, Kosei, 2008. "Empirical evidence on intergenerational inequality of tax burdens in the U.S. and Japan," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 37(6), pages 2214-2220, December.

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