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Measuring non-school fiscal imbalances of New England municipalities


Abstract: Local jurisdictions differ in the per capita costs that they must incur to provide a standard quality and quantity of municipal services at average efficiency. These cost differences are attributable to local social and economic characteristics or circumstances that are outside the control of local government.

Keywords: Local finance - Massachusetts; Property tax - Massachusetts; Cities and towns - Massachusetts;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Part of Series: New England Public Policy Center Policy Brief

Issue: Jul

Order Number: 07-6