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Social Preferences for Mobility: an Experimental Approach

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  • Giulio Cinquanta

    (Department of Economics, University Of Venice CÃ Foscari)

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In this paper we develop an experimental questionnaire to analyse people's social concern for different mobility dimensions. We consider two mobility scenarios: the wealth evolution among generations and periods. Moreover, we test whether people's social preferences change conditional to different sources of wealth inequality among generations (periods). We find that equality of opportunity in the mobility process has high social value in both mobility scenarios. However, people are not willing to tolerate high wealth inequality and fluctuation among generations (periods) in order to achieve equality of opportunity. Finally, the source of wealth inequality seems to affect differently people preferences for mobility in the two mobility scenarios

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  • Giulio Cinquanta, 2019. "Social Preferences for Mobility: an Experimental Approach," Working Papers 2019: 23, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".
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    Keywords

    Intergenerational Mobility; Intragenerational Mobility; Welfare Evaluation; Experimental Questionnaire;
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    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
    • C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
    • I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General

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