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The payroll tax for social security

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Published by Brookings Institution in Washington .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Social security -- United States -- Finance

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statement[by] John A. Brittain.
SeriesStudies of government finance
LC ClassificationsHD7125 .B68
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 285 p.
Number of Pages285
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5282094M
ISBN 100815710801, 0815710798
LC Control Number72000142

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