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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/612820
Title:
THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION
Author:
DAI, ARTHUR
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
As the United States and the rest of the world struggled with the Great Depression, New Jersey’s state and local governments struggled to find ways to bring in revenue and provide relief. When the Great Depression hit New Jersey in the 1930’s, the state faced a financial crisis. As previously reliable sources of revenue dried up, the state government was left searching for other tax sources through taxes, bond sales, and aid from the federal government. Over the decade, the State of New Jersey and its governors levied new taxes, fought high profile legal battles, reorganized the state civil service, and contended with the overarching influence of the political bosses. The first part of this thesis examines the policy battles of the New Jersey State government and its successes and failures in bringing in new sources of tax revenue. The second part of this thesis is an econometric analysis on the factors that drove state tax revenue in states across the United States.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Economics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Fishback, Price

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dc.titleTHE STATE OF NEW JERSEY DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSIONen_US
dc.creatorDAI, ARTHURen
dc.contributor.authorDAI, ARTHURen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractAs the United States and the rest of the world struggled with the Great Depression, New Jersey’s state and local governments struggled to find ways to bring in revenue and provide relief. When the Great Depression hit New Jersey in the 1930’s, the state faced a financial crisis. As previously reliable sources of revenue dried up, the state government was left searching for other tax sources through taxes, bond sales, and aid from the federal government. Over the decade, the State of New Jersey and its governors levied new taxes, fought high profile legal battles, reorganized the state civil service, and contended with the overarching influence of the political bosses. The first part of this thesis examines the policy battles of the New Jersey State government and its successes and failures in bringing in new sources of tax revenue. The second part of this thesis is an econometric analysis on the factors that drove state tax revenue in states across the United States.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomicsen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorFishback, Priceen
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