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Alternative Service Delivery Strategies For Local Governments

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  • Brunet, Alexia
  • McNamara, Kevin T.
  • Deboer, Larry
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    A model for observing public service delivery choice in the presence of economic expansion is presented. Regression techniques were used to estimate the share of county population served by volunteer fire protection from variables measuring community demands for and relative costs of fire protection services.

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    Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2001 Annual meeting, August 5-8, Chicago, IL with number 20705.

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea01:20705

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    Keywords: firefighters; volunteer organizations; taxes; municipal service demands; local spending; population growth; median voter; Public Economics;

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    8. Stevens, Joe B & Mason, Robert, 1996. " Political Markets, Property Tax Referenda, and Local School Spending," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 86(3-4), pages 257-77, March.
    9. Borcherding, Thomas E & Deacon, Robert T, 1972. "The Demand for the Services of Non-Federal Governments," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 62(5), pages 891-901, December.
    10. Mueller,Dennis C., 2003. "Public Choice III," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521894753, October.
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