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Assessing the impact of income tax, social security tax, and health care spending on U.S. saving rates

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  • Alan J. Auerbach
  • Jagadeesh Gokhale
  • Laurence J. Kotlikoff

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An assessment of the effects of proposed reductions in income and Social Security taxes on middle-income Americans and of cuts in health care spending, using the generational accounting method to examine their likely impact on both current and future national saving rates.

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  • Alan J. Auerbach & Jagadeesh Gokhale & Laurence J. Kotlikoff, 1992. "Assessing the impact of income tax, social security tax, and health care spending on U.S. saving rates," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, issue Q IV, pages 13-21.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcer:y:1992:i:qiv:p:13-21:n:v.28no.4
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    1. Auerbach, Alan J & Gokhale, Jagadeesh & Kotlikoff, Laurence J, 1992. " Generational Accounting: A New Approach to Understanding the Effects of Fiscal Policy on Saving," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 94(2), pages 303-318.
    2. Christopher D. Carroll, 1994. "How does Future Income Affect Current Consumption?," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 109(1), pages 111-147.
    3. Cardarelli, Roberto & Sefton, James & Kotlikoff, Laurence J, 2000. "Generational Accounting in the UK," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 110(467), pages 547-574, November.
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