Inequality aversion among gypsies: a field investigation
AbstractThis 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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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 24 May 2006
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inequality aversion; gypsies; field experiment.;
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- C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
- D85 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Network Formation
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