Over all, parents pay less in net taxes than nonparents do — until the future net tax contributions of their children are taken into account. These more than offset the difference, leading the authors to conclude that the average parent contributes far more than the average nonparent to net taxes — a difference of more than $200,000 in 2009 dollars (discounting future contributions at an annual rate of 3 percent).
Just to flag up a potential future data collection and analysis
will the parents’ kids be counted again as parents or nonparents for next generational study?
I read this again and see 1NP (net tax) = or is less than (1P + 1K (net tax))
but that’s fine, the author admits ‘Like all economic models, this one is based on strong assumptions and imperfect data.’
Love yr strong assumptions