Inequality and Redistribution
AbstractIn this paper, we develop the implications of the view of welfare policies as publicly financed insurance policies that pay benefits relative to contributions in a redistributive manner. With the majority of voters having both redistributive and insurance motives for supporting welfare spending, the impact of inequality on voters' support for welfare depends on how benefits are targeted.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Oslo University, Department of Economics in its series Memorandum with number 25/1998.
Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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SOCIAL WELFARE ; INCOME REDISTRIBUTION;
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