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    Perceptions of inevitability and demand for redistribution: Evidence from a survey experiment

    Pellicer, Miquel and Piraino, Patrizio and Wegner, Eva (2019) Perceptions of inevitability and demand for redistribution: Evidence from a survey experiment. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 159. pp. 274-288. ISSN 0167-2681

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    Believing that inequality is inevitable may limit demand for redistribution. We explore this idea with a survey experiment in South Africa, one of the most unequal countries in the world. Inevitability beliefs can be influenced by learning about lower inequality elsewhere. We find that the demand for redistributive policies reacts to this information, while it is insensitive to other types of information/messages. Our analysis suggests a promising, and heretofore unexplored, avenue of research for refining our understanding of the determinants of demand for redistribution

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Inequality; Demand for redistribution;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 13719
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    Depositing User: Miquel Pellicer
    Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2020 10:29
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
    Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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