Dawson, P. and Jones, P., 2010. How are They Spending my Taxes? Tax Compliance and Citizens’ Interest in Politics. Working Paper. Bath, U. K.: Department of Economics, University of Bath. (Bath Economics Research Papers; 11/10)
In neoclassical economics, individuals are assumed to perceive tax payments as commensurate with any other payment. This paper challenges this assumption. Individuals are more likely to identify with the community when they pay a higher share of their income in tax and when compliance is also an expression of civic duty. An analysis of questionnaire responses from over 20 countries suggests that citizens take a greater interest in politics when they are more tax compliant.
|Item Type ||Reports/Papers (Working Paper)|
|Creators||Dawson, P.and Jones, P.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords||information, political participation, tax evasion|
|Departments||Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Economics|
|Research Centres||Bath Economics Research|
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