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A note on the POUM effect with heterogeneous social mobility

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We study the determinants of the (steady-state) POUM effect in a model where the individuals evaluate their expected future income using both their current income and observable characteristics such as education, race or gender.

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  • Feri, Francesco, 2012. "A note on the POUM effect with heterogeneous social mobility," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 115(2), pages 258-262.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:115:y:2012:i:2:p:258-262 DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.12.037
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    Keywords

    Social mobility; Income distribution; Inequality; Taxation;

    JEL classification:

    • D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • P16 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Political Economy of Capitalism
    • H20 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - General

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