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Social identity and redistributive preferences: a survey

Costa-Font, Joan ORCID: 0000-0001-7174-7919 and Cowell, Frank (2013) Social identity and redistributive preferences: a survey. CESifo working paper (4440). CESifo Group, Munich, Germany.

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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)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors
Divisions: Economics
European Institute
Social Policy
Centre for Economic Performance
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
LSE Health
Health Policy
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
JEL classification: H - Public Economics > H1 - Structure and Scope of Government > H10 - General
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I30 - General
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2013 15:29
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 12:00

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