This thesis examines the distribution of Japanese intergovernmental grants
from the central government to local governments, including prefectural
governments and local municipalities. In 1991, 40.5 per cent of the Japanese
central budget was apportioned to local governments in the form of grants;
intergovernmental grants made up 38.5 per cent of the discretionary
resources of local governments. Intergovernmental grants are provided in
various forms - as specific purpose grants, local...[Show more]
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