The Fiscal Cost of Low-Skill Households to the U.S. Taxpayer
Publication Date: April 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Series: Special Report
Keywords: Welfare; low-skill household; fiscal burden
Coverage: United States
Households headed by persons without a high school diploma impose a significant fiscal burden on other taxpayers: The cost of the government benefits they consume greatly exceeds the taxes they pay. Before transferring even more economic resources to these households, government should have a very clear account of the magnitude of the economic transfers that already occur.