Social Norms, the Welfare State, and Voting
AbstractThis paper analyzes the interplay between economic incentives and social norms in a public finance context. We assume that to live off one's own work is a social norm, and that the larger the population fraction adhering to this norm, the more intensely it is felt by the individual.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Stockholm - International Economic Studies in its series Papers with number 608.
Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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WELFARE ECONOMICS ; VOTING ; SOCIAL NORMS;
Other versions of this item:
- Lindbeck, Assar & Nyberg, Sten & Weibull, JÃ¶rgen, 1996. "Social Norms, the Welfare State, and Voting," Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Industrial Economics 453, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
- Lindbeck, Assar & Nyberg, Sten & Weibull, JÃ¶rgen W., 1997. "Social Norms, the Welfare State, and Voting," Seminar Papers, Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies 608, Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies.
- D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
- D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
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