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Risk and Inequality Perceptions

Yoram Amiel and Frank Cowell ()

STICERD - Distributional Analysis Research Programme Papers from Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE

Abstract: We examine the relationship between risk analysis and inequality analysis, using a questionnaire-experimental approach .The experiments focus on the effect of income transformations on the perceived rankings of income distributions in either a risk or inequality context. Both context and income levels are important in influencing rankings.

Keywords: Risk; Inequality; Income transformations. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001-07
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