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Distribution of UK National Lottery grants across local authority areas

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  • Patrick Feehan
  • David Forrest
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    Much of the high taxation on UK national lottery products is hypothecated to 'Good Causes' distribution funds which make grants for projects in fields such as sport, the arts and heritage. We examine the distribution of grants across 376 local authority areas in England and Wales. The proportion of highly educated people and social class composition are shown to be determinants of an area's grant receipts. The results indicate regressivity in the spending of lottery taxation.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 5 ()
    Pages: 361-365

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:14:y:2007:i:5:p:361-365

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    Cited by:
    1. Kent Grote & Victor Matheson, 2011. "The Economics of Lotteries: A Survey of the Literature," Working Papers 1109, College of the Holy Cross, Department of Economics.
    2. Humphreys, Brad & Perez, Levi, 2011. "Lottery Participants and Revenues: An International Survey of Economic Research on Lotteries," Working Papers 2011-17, University of Alberta, Department of Economics.

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