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

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dc.contributor.author Pellicer, Miquel
dc.contributor.author Piraino, Patrizio
dc.contributor.author Wegner, Eva
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-31T12:07:33Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-31T12:07:33Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01
dc.identifier.citation Miquel Pellicer, Patrizio Piraino & Eva Wegner (2018), Perceptions of Inevitability and Demand for Redistribution: Evidence from a Survey Experiment, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2017.12.013 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2017.12.013
dc.description.abstract 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. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization en_US
dc.subject Inequality en_US
dc.subject Demand for redistribution en_US
dc.title Perceptions of inevitability and demand for redistribution: Evidence from a survey experiment en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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