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The altruistic rich? Inequality and other-regarding preferences for redistribution

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What determines support among individuals for redistributive policies? Do individuals care about others when they assess the consequences of redistribution? This paper proposes a model of other-regarding preferences for redistribution, which we term income-dependent altruism. Our model predicts that an individual’s preferred level of redistribution is decreasing in income, increasing in inequality, and, more importantly, that the inequality effect is increasing in income. Thus, even though th...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1561/100.00015099

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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National Research Foundation of Korea
Funding agency for:
Rueda, D
Grant:
2014S1A3A2044032
Publisher:
Now Publishers
Journal:
Quarterly Journal of Political Science More from this journal
Volume:
11
Issue:
4
Pages:
385-439
Publication date:
2017-02-20
Acceptance date:
2016-11-16
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EISSN:
1554-0634
ISSN:
1554-0626
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:671050
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uuid:fde05ae4-eb77-4787-8879-91f4bc3f4c21
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pubs:671050
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671050
Deposit date:
2017-01-14

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