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Preferences for redistribution and inequality in well-being across Europe

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  • Aristei, David
  • Perugini, Cristiano

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The paper provides measures of inequality in individual well-being by using a normative multidimensional approach. A distinctive contribution of the study is to consider heterogeneous inequality aversion parameters, estimated on the basis of country-specific tax structures. The empirical analysis is carried out for 26 European countries and focuses on three crucial dimensions of individual well-being: income, health and education. Results highlight how this approach provides a flexible and transparent analytical tool which allows explicitly accounting for social preferences about inequality tolerability and well-being dimensions in the design and assessment of redistributive policies.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Policy Modeling.

Volume (Year): 32 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (March)
Pages: 176-195

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jpolmo:v:32:y::i:2:p:176-195

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Keywords: Multidimensional inequality measurement Preferences for redistribution Well-being;

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  1. Yamamura, Eiji, 2012. "Effects of siblings and birth order on income redistribution preferences," MPRA Paper 38658, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Yamamura, Eiji, 2012. "Social capital, household income, and preferences for income redistribution," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 498-511.
  3. David Aristei & Cristiano Perugini, 2011. "Speed and Sequencing of Transition Reforms and Income Inequality: a Panel Data Analysis," Working Papers 302, Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (Institute for East and South-East European Studies).
  4. Jens Holscher & Cristiano Perugini & Fabrizio Pompei, 2011. "Wage inequality, labour market flexibility and duality in Eastern and Western Europe," Post-Communist Economies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 23(3), pages 271-310.
  5. El Benni, Nadja & Finger, Robert, 2013. "The effect of agricultural policy reforms on income inequality in Swiss agriculture - An analysis for valley, hill and mountain regions," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 35(4), pages 638-651.
  6. Yamamura, Eiji, 2011. "Effect of social capital on income distribution preferences: comparison of neighborhood externality between high- and low-income households," MPRA Paper 32557, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  7. Severini, Simone & Tantari, Antonella, 2013. "The effect of the EU farm payments policy and its recent reform on farm income inequality," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 35(2), pages 212-227.
  8. Aristei, David & Perugini, Cristiano, 2012. "Inequality and reforms in transition countries," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 36(1), pages 2-10.

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