Relative Deprivation, Personal Income Satisfaction, and Average Well-Being under Different Income Distributions
Stefan Traub () and
Andrea Morone ()
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This paper uses the data gained from an income categorization experiment for five shapes of income distributions to investigate background context effects, relative deprivation, range-frequency theory to explain back-ground context effects,individual income satisfaction versus aggregate well-being, and the dual patterns of income categorization and limen setting. It is shown that background context effects exist and are reected in relative deprivation. Not all precepts of range-frequency theory can be evidenced. Moreover, we demonstrate a welfare paradox which concerns a contradiction between individual income satisfaction and aggregate well-being. Finally, income categorization and limen setting harbor no response-mode effects, but exhibit conformity.
Keywords: Relative Deprivation; Income Distributions; Income Satisfaction; Context Effects (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 D63 C91 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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