How do taxes, benefits and public spending evolve for a taxpayer during their lifetime?

François Lévesque, Luc Godbout, Michaël Robert-Angers, Thomas Hurtut

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Abstract

We present a visual case study conducted by the Research Chair in Taxation and Public Finance from Sherbrooke University, visually designed and developed in collaboration with Polytechnique Montreal. How do taxes, benefits and public spending evolve for a taxpayer during their lifetime? This project explores a narrative format to make a possible answer accessible to a general audience. We showed in a previous study that three different average life stories, depending on the life events that can affect an household (studies, changes in the size and composition of the household etc.), are reasonable ways to give representative and accessible answers to the title question. Based on these three life stories, we investigated a data-driven visual story based on three parallel visualizations combined to a scrollytelling interaction.