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Social Position and Distributive Justice: Experimental Evidence

Kurtis Swope (), John Cadigan (), Pamela Schmitt () and Robert Shupp
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John Cadigan: Department of Public Administration, American University

No 200505, Working Papers from Ball State University, Department of Economics

Abstract: In a simple double-blind dictator experiment, systematically removing subjects’ levels of power and entitlement increases their choice of an income distribution generally consistent with Rawls (1971) concept of distributive justice, although choices are less unanimous and risk-averse than hypothesized

Keywords: Power; entitlement; justice; experiments (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C91 D31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 8 pages
Date: 2005-06, Revised 2005-06
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-exp and nep-soc
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