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Preferences for redistribution after the economic crisis

Javier Olivera ()

No 334, Working Papers from ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality

Abstract: This paper analyses the effects of the recent Economic Crisis on individual preferences for redistribution in 23 European countries. After implementing a decomposition of the variation in these preferences, it is showed that the crisis was highly significant in increasing support for redistribution. It is found that more unemployment and, in particular, youth unemployment has considerably raised the citizens’ demand for redistribution.

Keywords: Redistribution; income inequality; social preferences; economic crisis. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 D63 D72 H20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-05
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