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Taxation and the Household

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    Previous analyses of demand systems and the welfare effects of taxing male and female labour supplies suppress the analysis of household resource allocation by assuming a household utility function. To analyse the implications of assuming this is not the case, we construct a simple but fairly general model of household resource allocation and use the properties of the equilibrium of this model to characterise the effects of tax policy on individual utilities, as determined by the household resource allocation process

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    Paper provided by University of Munich, Department of Economics in its series Munich Reprints in Economics with number 3411.

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    Date of creation: 1988
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    Publication status: Published in Journal of Public Economics 3 35(1988): pp. 355-369
    Handle: RePEc:lmu:muenar:3411

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