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Wieso umverteilung? Einsichten aus ökonometrischen umfrageanalysen; schriftliche fassung eines Vortrags anläßlich der 46. Arbeitstagung des Ausschusses für Finanzwissenschaft des Vereins für Socialpolitik in Berlin vom 11 – 14 Juni 2003

Citation

Corneo, Giacomo (2004). Wieso umverteilung? Einsichten aus ökonometrischen umfrageanalysen; schriftliche fassung eines Vortrags anläßlich der 46. Arbeitstagung des Ausschusses für Finanzwissenschaft des Vereins für Socialpolitik in Berlin vom 11 - 14 Juni 2003. Osnabrück: Fachbereich Wirtschaftswiss., Univ..

Abstract

What drives people's support of governmental reduction of income equality? This paper summarizes the main findings of the recent empirical literature on the individual attitudes toward governmental redistribution. Using data from national and international surveys, various studies have shown that traditional pecuniary incentives are just one - and not always the strongest - factor that shapes individual preferences for redistribution. Altruism, jealousy, and beliefs of fairness in market outcomes constitute additional forces shaping those preferences. The current paper also provides a novel investigation of the German case, based on survey data collected in 1992 and 1999. The empirical analysis reveals that over the years governmental redistribution of income has lost substantial support. People in the eastern part of Germany are more prone to support redistribution than their westgerman counterparts; however, their attitudes seem to be converging toward those of westgerman citizens.

URL

http://www.worldcat.org/title/wieso-umverteilung-einsichten-aus-okonometrischen-umfrageanalysen-schriftliche-fassung-eines-vortrags-anlalich-der-46-arbeitstagung-des-ausschusses-fur-finanzwissenschaft-des-vereins-fur-socialpolitik-in-berlin-vom-11-14-juni-2003/oclc/249090522

Reference Type

Book

Year Published

2004

Series Title

Beiträge des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftwissenschaften der Universität Osnabrück

Author(s)

Corneo, Giacomo