Public provision, commodity demand and hours of work: An empirical analysis

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dc.contributor.author Pirttilä, Jukka -
dc.contributor.author Suoniemi, Ilpo -
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-17T20:09:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-16 16:46:57 -
dc.date.available 2012-06-17T20:09:14Z
dc.date.issued 2010 -
dc.identifier.isbn 9789514480638 -
dc.identifier.issn 1458-1191 -
dc.identifier.uri http://tampub.uta.fi/handle/10024/65534
dc.description.abstract Atkinson and Stiglitz (Journal of Public Economics 1976) show that when the government has access to non-linear income taxation and consumer preferences are separable between consumption and leisure, there is no need for differentiated commodity taxation. This paper examines the empirical validity of this claim using consumption data from Finland. The data have extensive information on commodity demand, the use of public services and hours of work. When labour income is controlled for in a semi-parametric way, we find that capital income and housing expenses are negatively associated with hours of work, whereas the use of child care is somewhat positively correlated with labour supply. These results suggest that capital income and housing should be taxed whereas day care could perhaps be subsidised. -
dc.format.extent 26 -
dc.language.iso en -
dc.publisher Tampereen yliopisto -
dc.title Public provision, commodity demand and hours of work: An empirical analysis -
dc.type fi=Erillisteos | en=Monograph| -
dc.identifier.urn urn:isbn:9789514480638 -
dc.type.version fi=Kustantajan versio | en=Publisher's version| -
dc.subject.okm fi=Kansantaloustiede | en=Economics| -
dc.oldstats 288 -
dc.seriesname.electronic Tampere Economic Working Papers Net Series
dc.relation.numberinserieselectronic 79/2010

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