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Tax Policy in the Presence of Migration and Urban Unemployment

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253579
eISBN:
9780191601682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253579.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Two pervasive features of most less developed countries (LDCs) are the presence of persistent urban unemployment and rural to urban migration, and these phenomena are important for an analysis of ... More


The Impact of Urban Wage and Employment Determination on Taxation Policies

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253579
eISBN:
9780191601682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253579.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A general model (a reduced form formulation) for determining urban wages in less developed countries (LDCs) is presented, and, taking this into account, an analysis is made on the nature of ... More


Taxation in the Urban Sector: Some Aspects of the Underlying Model

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253579
eISBN:
9780191601682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253579.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Some aspects are discussed of modelling the urban sector less developed countries (LDCs) that are central for taxation analysis, and have typically been underemphasized in development economics. An ... More


Taxes and Subsidies on Different Goods in the Urban Sector

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253579
eISBN:
9780191601682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253579.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

An analysis of the effects of differential taxation or subsidization of different goods in the urban sector is presented. It is shown that the answer depends critically on two factors: how urban ... More


Some Aspects of the Wage–Productivity Hypothesis That Are Relevant for Taxation Analysis

Raaj K. Sah and Joseph E. Stiglitz

in Peasants versus City-Dwellers: Taxation and the Burden of Economic Development

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253579
eISBN:
9780191601682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253579.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A treatment of the wage–productivity hypothesis, which states that the wage a firm pays or the prices its workers face may have an important effect on the productivity of its workforce is presented. ... More


The Specter of "the People": Urban Poverty in Northeast China

Mun Young Cho

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451652
eISBN:
9780801467431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451652.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Despite massive changes to its economic policies, China continues to define itself as socialist; since 1949 and into the present, the Maoist slogan “Serve the People” has been a central point of ... More


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