The impact of income inequality on values and attitudes
AbstractScholars in several social science disciplines scholars have argued from their respective disciplinary perspectives that income inequality has a considerable impact on economic and social performance of a nation. This essay investigates the possible impact of income inequality on 290 values and attitudes in forty industrial nations from an economic perspective. The results show that inequality has a significant impact on values and attitudes especially concerning religion and the family.
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Volume (Year): 41 (2012)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
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Income inequality; Values; Attitudes;
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- Z19 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Other
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