Applying generational accounting to Canada: Findings and fallacies - ARCHIVED

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Generational Accounting (GA) is a method of long-term public policy evaluation that attempts to measure what representative members of each current and future generation can expect to pay over their remaining lifetimes in net taxes. In this chapter we highlight the issues that arise from using GA to assess Canada's fiscal policy in terms of sustainability and overall impact on different age groups.

Issue Number: 1997001
Author(s): Oeropoulos, Philip; Vaillancourt, François
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PDFFebruary 4, 1998