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Demand for local public spending: evidence from the British social attitudes survey

Preston, I.; Ridge, M.; (1995) Demand for local public spending: evidence from the British social attitudes survey. The Economic Journal , 105 (430) pp. 644-660.

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Abstract

The British Social Attitudes Survey (BSAS) is a UK-wide survey that provides a rich source of information on individuals attitudes to a variety of topics including locally provided service. In this paper we seek to model answers to questions on attitudes to local authority spending which invite the expression of a private demand for local public spending. A convincing picture has emerged of locally provided public goods as imperfectly congested public goods, with a price elastic and probably income inelastic demand. The view that central government grants may induce voter confusion over tax prices of public services also finds support.

Type: Article
Title: Demand for local public spending: evidence from the British social attitudes survey
Publisher version: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/1179846...
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Economics
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/17087
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