Ratio of social benefits received to taxes paid in the U.S., by immigrant status 2008

This graph shows the ratio of benefits received from public social services, to the amount of taxes paid for different immigrant/native groups in the United States as of 2008. White natives as a group received the highest amount of benefits in comparison to how much tax they paid in 2008. By comparison Latin-American immigrants typically received half the amount of benefits as they paid in taxes.

Ratio of benefits received from public social services to taxes paid, by immigrant status in the United States 2008

Ratio of benefits received to taxes paid
White natives1.4
Other natives1.2
Other immigrants0.8
Latin American immigrants0.5
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Source

Release date

December 2011

Region

United States

Survey time period

2008

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