Preferences for redistribution around the world
Neher, Frank ;  Universität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

Main titlePreferences for redistribution around the world
AuthorNeher, Frank
InstitutionUniversität <Berlin, Freie Universität> / Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
No. of Pages48 S.
Series Discussion paper / School of Business & Economics ; 2012/2 : Economics
Keywordspreferences for redistribution; social rivalry effect; social identity; survey data; World Values Survey
Classification (DDC)337 International economics
AbstractGender, income, education and self-employment are robust predictors for individual support for redistribution in the OECD. In addition, considerations of social status, the fairness of the allocation mechanism, perceived moral worth of the poor and individual autonomy are important. The results for the OECD are compared to those for a large sample of non-OECD countries which also include less developed economies. Neither gender, nor self-employment, nor fairness considerations exhibit a robust association with preferences for redistribution. However, education, income, individual autonomy and moral worth of the poor remain important determinants. On average, preferences for redistribution
indicate that within the OECD, there is no desire to change redistributive policies. In contrast, in the sample of non-OECD countries, on average there is a desire to redistribute less.
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FU DepartmentDepartment Business and Economics
Other affiliation(s)Lehrstuhl für öffentliche Finanzen
Year of publication2012
Type of documentBook
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