Kar, Saibal and Mukherjee, Vivekananda (2006): Entrepreneurial culture, occupational choice and tax policy. Published in: Development Challenges: Some Contemporary Issues (Eds.) Joyashree Roy and Ajitava Raychaudhuri, New Delhi: Allied Publishers (2006): pp. 1-19.
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This paper studies the influence of entrepreneurial culture among social groups in an economy. The cultural factor determines their occupational preferences. We develop a model in which a concentration factor has been used as a measure of business culture determining the occupational choice patterns of otherwise identical social groups. The occupational distribution of individuals from different groups is obtained by comparing expected utilities from employment and entrepreneurship. Based on the labor market outcomes the mean income and income variance of different groups is calculated. Individuals from groups with greater cultural traits display higher relative risk aversion with a high income variance compared to other groups. We propose a tax- subsidy policy and obtain conditions for maximizing social utility.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Entrepreneurial culture, occupational choice and tax policy|
|Keywords:||Entrepreneurial culture, Self-employment, Risk aversion, Income variance, National Income, Tax-subsidy Policy|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D81 - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H24 - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J23 - Labor Demand
|Depositing User:||Saibal Kar|
|Date Deposited:||26. Jul 2010 08:59|
|Last Modified:||28. Feb 2013 01:33|
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