Individual, household and gender preferences for social transfers

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Title: Individual, household and gender preferences for social transfers
Authors: O'Toole, Francis
Delaney, Liam
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Date: Jun-2008
Online since: 2008-10-20T16:07:17Z
Abstract: This paper reports the results of a nationally representative survey that explored willingness to pay extra taxes for increased levels of social transfers in Ireland. Respondents differ in their interpretation of willingness-to-pay questions with respect to the relevant income constraint being the individual’s budget or the individual’s household budget, with an important explanatory variable in this interpretation being the level of financial management integration within the household. Respondents are also shown to take intra-household bargaining considerations into account when stating preferences for specific redistributive policies; a significant gender difference emerges for a specific fiscal policy (child benefit) which alters the intra-household entitlement to income.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Journal: Journal of Economic Psychology
Volume: 29
Issue: 3
Start page: 348
End page: 359
Copyright (published version): Copyright 2007 Elsevier B.V.
Keywords: Survey methodsHousehold economics
Subject LCSH: Home economics--Accounting
Public welfare
Contingent valuation
DOI: 10.1016/j.joep.2007.09.003
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Research Collection

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