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Income redistribution: how to divide the pie?

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  • Neustadt, Ilja
  • Zweifel, Peter

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In this paper, we elicit preferences of Swiss citizens for the allocation of income redistribution to different uses through a Discrete Choice Experiment performed in 2008. Neustadt and Zweifel (2009} provide an estimate of the total desired amount of income redistribution as a share of disposable income. Here, we estimate marginal willingness-to-pay values for types of recipients (old-age pensioners, people with ill health, the unemployed, working poor, and families with children) and their nationality (Swiss, citizens of western European countries, others). Hypotheses derived from the insurance motive for redistribution receive some empirical support.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 35427.

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Keywords: Income redistribution; preferences; willingness to pay; discrete choice experiments; conjoint analysis; social status;

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