Local taxation and the relationship between incomes and property values
Davies, Rhys, Orton, Michael and Bosworth, Derek L.. (2007) Local taxation and the relationship between incomes and property values. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Vol.25 (No.5). pp. 756-772. ISSN 0263-774XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/c0554
The authors' concern is with the relationship between household income and property value, within the context of the debate about the fairness of council tax-the property-based system of local taxation in England. Although located within this particular debate, the fundamental issue of the relationship between household income and property value is of relevance to systems of property taxation the world over. Although the empirical literature to date makes reference to the links between property values and income levels in the context of debates about the fairness of council tax, the relationship between the two has not been empirically tested. The authors provide evidence of this relationship and show that, although there is a strong positive relationship between property values and income amongst higher income households, there is evidence of a 'U-shaped' relationship among lower income households. In addition, there is very strong evidence, that the elasticity of property prices with respect to income is Dot constant, but follows a bell-shaped distribution which is skewed to the right.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy|
|Official Date:||October 2007|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 756-772|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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