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A systems view on concepts of income in the national accounts

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  • Bos, Frits

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In this paper, concepts of income are discussed in view of the purpose of use and the actual circumstances. Main choices in defining income are presented in a general system. The national accounts is a multi-purpose framework. It should therefore contain several concepts of income.

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  • Bos, Frits, 1989. "A systems view on concepts of income in the national accounts," MPRA Paper 5949, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Eisner, Robert, 1988. "Extended Accounts for National Income and Product," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 26(4), pages 1611-1684, December.
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    1. Bos, Frits, 1995. "Economic theory and national accounting," MPRA Paper 5955, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Bos, Frits, 2009. "The National Accounts as a Tool for Analysis and Policy; History, Economic Theory and Data Compilation Issues," MPRA Paper 23582, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Income; production boundary; expections and risk; measurability and comparability; micro-macro linkages;

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    • E0 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General
    • C8 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs

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