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On Age Distribution of Population, Government Expenditure and Fiscal Federalism

  • Echevarria, Cruz A

In this paper I build a simple model to analyze the consequences that population growth imposes on the relative needs of expenditure of governments in a fiscal federalism setup. I assume, first, that some government expenditure items can be classified according to the age of their recipient individuals and, second, that different levels of government are usually assigned different expenditure programs. The implication is that, for an initially given level of effective public good provision, changes in the size of population as well as in its age structure will influence the composition of public expenditure for different layers of administration in a different manner.

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Volume (Year): 8 (1995)
Issue (Month): 3 (August)
Pages: 301-13

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Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:8:y:1995:i:3:p:301-13
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