An analysis of the efficacy of fuel taxation for pollution control in South Africa
: Fuel taxes and the poor: the distributional effects of gasoline taxation and their implications for climate policy OUTPUT TYPE
: Chapter in Monograph PUBLICATION YEAR
: M.Chitiga, R.Mabugu, E.ZirambaSOURCE EDITOR(S)
: CLIMATE CHANGE
, PETROLEUM GAS
: HSRC Library: shelf number 7215
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This chapter investigates whether fuel expenditures are regressive or progressive in South Africa. This would then suggest whether a fuel tax would be an effective or desirable instrument for pollution control. The study also investigates alternative price reforms for different types of fuel to ascertain their distributional effects on different households.