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January 24, 2019

Today’s youngest and future generations will face very high net tax burdens: higher than those of any other generations, especially those born from the mid-1950s to the 1990s, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.

In Intergenerational Fairness: Will Our Kids Live Better than We Do?, author Parisa Mahboubi uses generational accounting to compare the projected lifetime fiscal burdens of the current and future generations.

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Parisa Mahboubi

Parisa is a Senior Policy Analyst and leads the C.D. Howe Institute's Human Capital Policy Council. Her research interest focuses on social policy with a concentration on demographic, skills, education, and labour market concerns. In addition to authoring research studies, she regularly writes a column for the Globe and Mail’s business section.