Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-51513
Kuhn, Andreas (2011). Inequality Perceptions, Distributional Norms, and Redistributive Preferences in East and West Germany. Working paper series / Department of Economics No. 09, University of Zurich.
This paper studies differences in inequality perceptions, distributional norms, and redistributive preferences between East and West Germany. As expected, there are substantial differences with respect to all three of these measures. Surprisingly, however, differences in distributional norms are much smaller than differences with respect to inequality perceptions or redistributive preferences. Nonetheless, individuals from East Germany tend to be more supportive of state redistribution and progressive taxation, and less likely to have a conservative political orientation, even conditional on having the same inequality perceptions and distributional norms.
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|Item Type:||Working Paper|
|Communities & Collections:||03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Department of Economics
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||330 Economics|
|JEL Classification:||D31, D63, H50, J31|
|Deposited On:||25 Nov 2011 10:13|
|Last Modified:||17 Oct 2012 07:11|
|Series Name:||Working paper series / Department of Economics|
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