publication . Doctoral thesis . 1999

Citizens and taxation : Sweden in comparative perspective

Edlund, Jonas;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1999
  • Publisher: Umeå : Umeå universitet
Abstract
In the contemporary critique of the welfare state a common target is taxation. The consequences of the high levels of taxes collected by the modern state, the critics argue, are slowdown in economic growth, high unemployment, and declining public legitimacy for taxes and state provided welfare. This thesis explores the political support for taxation in Sweden, the epitome of high-tax-society. The thesis consists of one introductory chapter and five journal articles. The first objective of the thesis is to examine whether a trend of increasing tax discontent has occurred in Sweden since the early 1980s up to present. The second objective is to study public attitu...
Subjects
free text keywords: taxation, tax policy, welfare state, Sweden, attitudes, class, comparative research, Sociology, Sociologi
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