Fiscal incidence in Africa microeconomic evidence by David E. Sahn

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Published by CFNPP Pub. Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y .

Written in English

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  • Tax incidence,
  • Household surveys,
  • Income distribution

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Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementDavid E. Sahn ; Stephen D. Younger
ContributionsYounger, Stephen D.
LC ClassificationsHC79.I5 S244 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
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Open LibraryOL25243386M
LC Control Number2010530768

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