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Explaining Merit Goods

Level:
AS, A Level
Board:
AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB

Last updated 2 Jul 2018

What are merit goods?

Merit goods are those goods and services that the government feels that people will under-consume, and which ought to be subsidised or provided free at the point of use so that consumption does not depend primarily on the ability to pay for the good or service.

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