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How people perceive the Welfare State: a real-effort experiment

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  • Stefania Ottone

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  • Ferruccio Ponzano

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The main activity of a welfare state is to impose taxes in order to collect money to provide services. In this paper we want to test subjects' perception of these two steps in the lab. In particular, using a real effort experiment as a tool, we aim at measuring both the labour supply and the consensus as the level of taxation and the efficiency of the welfare state vary.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal International Review of Economics.

Volume (Year): 58 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 165-183

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Handle: RePEc:spr:inrvec:v:58:y:2011:i:2:p:165-183

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Keywords: Welfare State; Taxation; Efficiency; Labor supply; Real-effort experiment; D31; H23; H53;

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