Economic Development and Preferences for Redistribution
Hideaki Goto ()
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Hideaki Goto: International University of University, http://www.iuj.ac.jp/
No EMS_2016_10, Working Papers from Research Institute, International University of Japan
This study empirically analyzes whether people's preferences for redistribution change as their countries develop. The results show that after controlling for income inequality, political orientation, and demographic and institutional factors, among others, people in more developed countries are more in favor of redistribution. This implies that concern for, or a social norm of caring about, the poor grows as a country becomes richer.
Keywords: Redistribution; GDP per capita; Social preferences; Social norms (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 D63 H20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 14 pages
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-pbe, nep-pol, nep-pub and nep-soc
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