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  • Neher, Frank

    (Freie Universitat Berlin)

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    The present paper integrates the empirical research on preference for redistribution. We analyze the influence of individual and socio-economic characteristics, beliefs, social identity and social class on individual preferences for redistribution. Macroeconomic conditions and the relative size of the welfare state are accounted for. After assessing these determinants individually, they are considered jointly in order to assess their substitutive or complementary relation. The analysis is first restricted to OECD countries and in a second step extended to a large group of non-OECD countries. We find that that gender, income, education, social class and beliefs in self-determination and a fair world have significant effects on preferences for redistribution.

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    Paper provided by Universidade Portucalense, Centro de Investigação em Gestão e Economia (CIGE) in its series Working Papers with number 26/2012.

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    Length: 51 pages
    Date of creation: 12 Jun 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:ris:cigewp:2012_026

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    Keywords: preferences for redistribution; beliefs; social identity;

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