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Can pollution tax rebates protect low-income families? the effects of relative wage rates by Don Fullerton

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English


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StatementDon Fullerton, Holly Monti
SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper 15935, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research : Online) -- working paper no. 15935.
ContributionsMonti, Holly, National Bureau of Economic Research
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LC ClassificationsHB1
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FormatElectronic resource
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Open LibraryOL24571451M
LC Control Number2010655977

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Get this from a library! Can pollution tax rebates protect low-income families?: the effects of relative wage rates. [Don Fullerton; Holly Monti; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- Pollution taxes are believed to burden low-income households that spend a greater than average share of income on pollution-intensive goods. Some propose to offset that effect by returning revenue to. Download Citation | Can Pollution Tax Rebates Protect Low-Income Families? The Effects of Relative Wage Rates | Pollution taxes are believed to burden low-income households that spend a greater. Can Pollution Tax Rebates Protect Low-Income Families? The Effects of Relative Wage Rates Don Fullerton and Holly Monti NBER Working Paper No. April JEL No. H22,H23,Q52,Q58 ABSTRACT Pollution taxes are believed to burden low-income households that spend a greater than average share of income on pollution-intensive goods. BibTeX @MISC{Fullerton10canpollution, author = {Don Fullerton and Holly Monti and Don Fullerton and Holly Monti and Don Fullerton and Holly Monti}, title = {Can Pollution Tax Rebates Protect Low- Income Families? The Effects of Relative Wage Rates”, NBER Working Paper #}, year = {}}.

Can Pollution Tax Rebates Protect Low-Income Families? The Effects of Relative Wage Rates. By Don Fullerton and Holly Monti. Get PDF ( KB) Even though the pollution tax injures both types of labor, we find that returning all of the revenue to the low-skilled workers is still not enough to offset the effect of higher product prices. More information: The paper is "Can Pollution Tax Rebates Protect Low-Income Families? The Effects of Relative Wage Rates". The Effects of Relative Wage Rates". Provided by University of Illinois. This computational literature asks if a return of pollution tax revenue can make the tax swap progressive (so that net burden is a higher fraction of income for those with more income). It finds the answer is yes. Here we use analytical models, and we ask instead whether the tax swap can avoid placing any burden on low-income families. Decomposition shows the separate effects of the tax rebate, higher product prices, and the changes in relative wage rates. We also include numerical examples. Even though the pollution tax injures both types of labor, in most cases we find that returning all of the revenue to low-skilled workers is still not enough to offset higher product prices.

  Poorer families spend a bigger share of their income heating their homes and fueling their cars, and would therefore pay a bigger share of their income in pollution . Can Pollution Tax Rebates Protect Low- Income Families? The Effects of Relative Wage Rates”, NBER Working Paper # By Don Fullerton and Holly MontiDon Fullerton and Holly MontiDon Fullerton and Holly Monti. Abstract. Energy Economics. Any views expressed are those of the authors and not those of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Downloadable (with restrictions)! Pollution taxes are believed to burden low-income households that spend a greater than average share of income on pollution-intensive goods. Some proposals offset that effect by returning revenue to low-income workers via reduced labor tax. We build analytical general equilibrium models with both high-skilled and low-skilled labor, and we solve for the change. Designing Rebates to Protect Low-Income Households under a Carbon Tax Chad Stone A carbon tax is a cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the resulting higher prices for home energy and gasoline as well as for food and other energy-intensive goods and services can reduce households’ purchasing power.