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Inequality aversion among gypsies: a field investigation

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  • Ramón Cobo-Reyes

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    (Department of Economic Theory and Economic History, University of Granada.)

  • Natalia Jiménez

    (Department of Economic Theory and Economic History, University of Granada.)

  • Angel Solano

    (Department of Economic Theory and Economic History, University of Granada.)

Abstract

This paper presents a first attempt to measure inequality aversion among gypsies. We conducted an experiment among adult gypsies living at slums outside Vallecas (Madrid). To analyze this variable we use the mechanism provided by Kroll & Davidovitz (2003) among 38 voluntary participants. Results indicate that: i) 52.6% of the individuals are inequality averse; ii) there is a positive relationship between inequality aversion and some features of the population such as individual religious practise, marital status, family size, position in the hierarchy of the family or club association and, iii) neither wealth, nor participation in voluntary activities affect inequality aversion.

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Paper provided by Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada. in its series ThE Papers with number 06/06.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 24 May 2006
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Handle: RePEc:gra:wpaper:06/06

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Keywords: inequality aversion; gypsies; field experiment.;

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  1. Annick Laruelle & Federico Valenciano, 2005. "Assessing success and decisiveness in voting situations," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer, vol. 24(1), pages 171-197, January.
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  5. Pablo Brañas-Garza & Ramón Cobo-Reyes & Almudena Domínguez, 2006. ""Si el lo necesita": Gypsy fairness in Vallecas," Experimental Economics, Springer, vol. 9(3), pages 253-264, September.
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  1. Pablo Brañas-Garza & Ramón Cobo-Reyes & Almudena Domínguez, 2006. ""Si el lo necesita": Gypsy fairness in Vallecas," Experimental Economics, Springer, vol. 9(3), pages 253-264, September.

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