Income Stratification in Multi-Community Models

Schmidheiny, Kurt (December 2002). Income Stratification in Multi-Community Models (Diskussionsschriften 02-15). Bern: Department of Economics

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This paper presents necessary conditions for segregation of the population in multicommunity models with housing markets and heterogeneous households. The conditions for the sorting of the population according to income classes or other dimensions of heterogeneity are established without explicitly describing the household utility function and budget constraint. They therefore apply to a broad class of models, including models with income taxation and property taxation. The segregation conditions in the existing literature are surveyed using a common framework and a series of new and less specific models are proposed. The analysis suggests that in models with income taxation, segregation can often only be established under very specific assumptions on the household’s preferences. Furthermore, segregation cannot be ensured with progressive or regressive tax schemes.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics > Institute of Economics

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

Series:

Diskussionsschriften

Publisher:

Department of Economics

Language:

English

Submitter:

Luca Adolf Brugger

Date Deposited:

11 Jun 2020 16:42

Last Modified:

11 Jun 2020 16:42

Additional Information:

revised August 2003

JEL Classification:

H71, H73, R13

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.144011

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/144011

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