The Role of Home Production in Voting Over Taxes and Expenditure
AbstractThis paper investigates, first, how allowance for subsistence activities, or home production, affects the standard results in models involving the majority choice of the tax rate in a flat tax – basic income scheme. The paper extends the analysis of home production to choices regarding the composition of government expenditure, in situations where there is a tax-financed pure public good in addition to a transfer payment, conditional on a given tax rate. The effect of home production is to reduce the transfer payment in each model, but the effect is small.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC), Curtin Business School in its journal Australian Journal of Labour Economics (AJLE).
Volume (Year): 13 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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Fiscal Policies; Behavior of Economic Agents; Household Public Goods; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies: General; Time Allocation and Labor Supply;
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- H31 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - Household
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- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
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