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dc.contributor.authorSchwarze, Johannesen_US
dc.contributor.authorHärpfer, Marcoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:40:28Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:40:28Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18269-
dc.description.abstractWe link life-satisfaction data to inequality of the pre-government income distribution at the regional level, to estimate the degree of inequality aversion. In addition, we investigate whether a reduction in inequality by the state increases individual well-being. We find that Germans are inequality averse over the entire income distribution. However, inequality reduction by the state does not increase well-being. On the contrary, inequality reduction places something of an excess burden on middle-income earners. The paper uses data from the German Socio-economic Panel Study (GSOEP) from 1985 to 1998.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDIW-Diskussionspapiere 285en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelC23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordInequality aversionen_US
dc.subject.keywordredistributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordlife satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.keywordpanel dataen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Werteen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensumverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwLebensqualitäten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.subject.stwLebenszufriedenheiten_US
dc.titleAre People Inequality Averse, and Do They Prefer Redistribution by the State? Evidence From German Longitudinal Data on Life Satisfactionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn354866737en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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