Moving on up: The impact of income mobility on antisocial behaviour
Philip Grossman () and
No 13-18, Monash Economics Working Papers from Monash University, Department of Economics
While the causes for upward income mobility have received considerable attention, the behavioural impact of the prospect of mobility has been largely overlooked. Using a survey and experiment, we investigate if the prospect of mobility influences antisocial behaviour. In our experiment, low- and high-income participants make decisions in an investment game in which, at a cost, they can reduce othersâ€™ payoff. A unique feature of the experiment is that lowincome participants can move up the income distribution, via chance or effort. Results show that immobility fuels antisocial behaviour, in particular towards high-income participants
Keywords: Income inequality; Prospect of upward mobility; Antisocial behaviour; Experiment; Survey. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 52 pages
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