Public Economics and the Householdby Patricia Apps, Ray Rees
Pub. Date: 03/31/2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Economic models in much of the public economics literature have been slow to reflect the significant changes towards double-income households throughout the developed world. This graduate-level text develops a more sophisticated approach to household economics, one that allows for multiple-income earners and shared decision-making. This approach is used to present a fundamentally new view of consumption. It then applies this to an analysis of tax systems, combining theoretical analysis of optimal taxation and tax reform with careful empirical study of the characteristics of income tax systems in four different countries: Australia, Germany, the UK and the USA. The book is particularly concerned with analysing, both theoretically and empirically, the impact of taxation on female labour supply, and identifying its effects on work incentives and fairness of income distribution. All this adds up to a fascinating new approach to the economics of household for researchers in both public and private sectors.
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Table of Contents1. Introduction and overview; 2. Time allocation and household production; 3. Household models: theory; 4. Empirical household models; 5. Labour supply, consumption and saving over the life cycle; 6. Household taxation: introduction; 7. Optimal linear and piecewise linear income taxation; 8. Optimal non-linear taxation; 9. Tax reform; Bibliography; Index.
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