FIGURE 5-3. Public-sector transfers to and from households in the United States (data from the 1980s).

FIGURE 5-3Public-sector transfers to and from households in the United States (data from the 1980s)

NOTE: See note to Figure 5-2. The tail of the arrow is located at the average age of paying taxes in support of each kind of transfer, and the head at the average age of receiving each kind of transfer, in each case based on the age of the household reference person. Data combine federal, state, and local transfers.

SOURCE: Lee (1994b). Reprinted with permission.

From: 5, Intergenerational Transfers

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