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dc.contributor.authorMackenzie, Hugh
dc.contributor.authorShillington, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-18T18:13:18Z
dc.date.available2020-11-18T18:13:18Z
dc.date.issued2009-04-01
dc.identifier.other864339
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/76728
dc.description.abstractThis study adds a dimension that has been missing to the public debate over taxes and public spending in Canada. It weighs the benefits of public services pro¬vided by federal, provincial, and municipal governments against the benefits of re¬cent tax cuts. Using a sophisticated array of data sets and analytical tools from Statistics Canada, this study concludes that Canadians depend to a significant extent on public services such as education, health care, child care, public pensions, employment insurance, and family benefits for their living standard. In fact, this study puts a number on it: Canadians enjoy an average $17,000 benefit from the public services which our taxes fund — about the same amount a Canadian working full-time, full-year at the minimum wage would earn. The results of this study show the vast majority of Canadians are getting a quiet bargain by investing in taxes that produce enormous public benefits.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjecteconomics
dc.subjecteconomic
dc.subjecteconomy
dc.subjectlabor market
dc.subjectearnings
dc.subjectemployment
dc.subjectemploy
dc.subjectemploying
dc.subjectwork
dc.subjectpolicy
dc.subjectpolicies
dc.subjectprocedures
dc.subjectpublic policy
dc.subjectpublic programs
dc.subjectregulation
dc.subjectrules
dc.subjectstatute
dc.subjectpoverty
dc.subjectdependence
dc.subjectincome
dc.subjectlack of income
dc.subjectwelfare
dc.subjectneed
dc.subjectpoor
dc.subjectstatistics
dc.subjectcharts
dc.subjectdata
dc.subjectestimates
dc.subjectfigures
dc.subjectgraphs
dc.subjectinformation
dc.subjectnumbers
dc.subjectstatistic
dc.subjectstats
dc.subjectTax
dc.subjecttaxes
dc.subjectdues
dc.subjectexpense
dc.subjecttithe
dc.subjecttariff
dc.subjecttoll
dc.subjectpublic spending
dc.subjectpublic services
dc.subjectcivil service
dc.subjectcivil services
dc.subjectpublic life
dc.subjectworks
dc.subjecteducation
dc.subjectinstruction
dc.subjectlearn
dc.subjectlearning
dc.subjectschooling
dc.subjectteaching
dc.subjecttutor
dc.subjecthealth care
dc.subjectmedical care
dc.subjecthealth
dc.subjectchild care
dc.subjectday care
dc.subjectfamily service
dc.subjectinfant care
dc.subjectbabysitting
dc.subjectdaycare
dc.subjectpreschool
dc.subjectplayschool
dc.subjectpension
dc.subjectallowance
dc.subjectannuity
dc.subjectpayment
dc.subjectretirement account
dc.subjectsocial security
dc.subjectemployment insurance
dc.subjectbenefits
dc.titleCanada's Quiet Bargain: The benefits of public spending
dc.typearticle
dc.description.legacydownloadsBenefits_From_Public_Spending_Canada.pdf: 602 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
local.authorAffiliationMackenzie, Hugh: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
local.authorAffiliationShillington, Richard: Informetrica Ltd.


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