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Preferences for Redistribution

Mengel, Friederike and Weidenholzer, Elke (2022) 'Preferences for Redistribution.' Journal of Economic Surveys. ISSN 0950-0804 (In Press)

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We survey the literature on preferences for redistribution. We discuss different ways the literature has measured these preferences and review literature on the different determinants of preferences for redistribution. These range from institutions and demographic factors to fairness views and social preferences. Income inequality is, perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the most important determinants of preferences for redistribution. While our survey is largely focused on the economics literature, we also review some work from political science, sociology, and psychology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: income inequality; preferences for redistribution
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Humanities > Philosophy and Art History, School of
Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2022 08:30
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 19:54

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