Unequal Opportunities and Distributive Justice
Urs Fischbacher and
Franziska Föllmi-Heusi ()
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Franziska Föllmi-Heusi: Thurgau Institute of Economics at the University of Konstanz, Germany
No 2011-11, Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz from Department of Economics, University of Konstanz
We provide experimental evidence on how unequal access to performance enhancing education affects demand for redistribution. People earn money in a real effort experiment and can then decide how to distribute it among themselves and another subjects. We compare situations in which randomly chosen people get access to performance enhancing education with situations in which either only luck or only performance determines outcome. We find that unequal opportunities evoke a preference for redistribution that is comparable to the situation when luck alone determines the allocation. However, people with unequal access to education are more likely to disagree about the appropriate distribution.
Keywords: Distribution; Inequality of opportunities; Negotiation; Education; Experiment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D03 D31 I20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29 pages
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Journal Article: Unequal opportunities and distributive justice (2013)
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