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Social identity and redistributive preferences: a survey

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Cowell, Frank (2015) Social identity and redistributive preferences: a survey. Journal of Economic Surveys, 29 (2). pp. 357-374. ISSN 0950-0804

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Identification Number: 10.1111/joes.12061


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.

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Additional Information: © 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Departments > Economics
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)
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2014 14:38
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 14:38

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