The equity of social services provided to children and senior citizens
AbstractA consideration of the degree of equity in the U.S. government's treatment of children vis-a-vis adults, particularly the elderly. The authors show that given current policy, today's and tomorrow's children could end up paying as much as 70 percent of their lifetime income to the government, whereas the current elderly will pay only about 25 percent on average.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in its series Working Paper with number 9311.
Date of creation: 1993
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- Kotlikoff, L.J. & Gokhale, J., 1993. "The Equity of Social Services Provided to Children and Senior Citizens," Papers 20, Boston University - Department of Economics.
- Laurence J. Kotlikoff & Jagadeesh Gokhale, 1993. "The Equity of Social Services Provided to Children and Senior Citizens," NBER Working Papers 4305, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- H22 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Incidence
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- James M. Poterba, 1996.
"Government Intervention in the Markets for Education and Health Care: How and Why?,"
in: Individual and Social Responsibility: Child Care, Education, Medical Care, and Long-Term Care in America, pages 277-308
National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- James M. Poterba, 1995. "Government Intervention in the Markets for Education and Health Care: How and Why?," NBER Working Papers 4916, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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