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Social identity and redistributive preferences: a survey

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Cowell, Frank (2013) Social identity and redistributive preferences: a survey. CESifo working paper, no. 4440. CESifo Group, Munich, Germany.

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Identification Number: no. 4440

Abstract

Social identity has become accepted as a key concept underpinning the endogeneity of economic behaviour and preferences. It is important in explaining attitudes towards redistribution and pro-social behaviour. We examine how economic theory measures social identity and its effects on preferences towards redistribution, social solidarity and redistributive institutions. Empirical evidence indicates that social identity carries weight in explaining the presence of social preferences and attitudes towards redistributive institutions.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.cesifo-group.de/portal/page/portal/ifoH...
Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > Economics
Departments > European Institute
Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2013 15:29
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2015 09:38
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/54282

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