Income inequality, risk, and the transfer principle : a questionnaire-experimental investigation

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Title: Income inequality, risk, and the transfer principle : a questionnaire-experimental investigation
Authors: Gaertner, Wulf
Namazi, Ceema
Abstract: This paper is about distributional perceptions with respect to inequality and risk. The Pigou Dalton principle of transfers is one of the fundamental axioms in the analysis of inequality. We examine to what degree it is followed by people who evaluate income distributions and, moreover, whether it also plays a role in risk comparisons. Furthermore, we ask whether information on the width of the income interval matters in the sense that a fulfilment of the transfer principle is, perhaps, more likely whenever, for example, transfers occur within a wide income interval. The questionnaire results we discuss are based on the responses of over 300 students from Germany.
Citations: Beiträge des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Universität Osnabrück 04. Osnabrück (2001): 16
URL: https://repositorium.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/urn:nbn:de:gbv:700-201001305255
Subject Keywords: Inequality; Risk; Transfer Principle; Questionnaire Experiments
Issue Date: 17-Feb-2003
Type of publication: Beitrag zu einem Periodikum [contributionToPeriodical]
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