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dc.contributor.authorHennighausen, Tanjaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHeinemann, Friedrichen_US
dc.contributor.authorBischoff, Ivoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-16T15:12:03Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-16T15:12:03Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24759-
dc.description.abstractIn this contribution we study the determinants of how individuals assess the social fairness of a given income distribution. We propose an analytical framework distinguishing between potential impact factors related to the following fields: first fairness preferences, second beliefs on the sources of economic success and the functioning of democracy and third selfinterest. We test this framework on representative survey data for Germany for the years 1991, 2000 and 2004. Our results indicate that self-interest, beliefs and fairness preferences jointly shape fairness assessments. In addition, a number of personal characteristics are found to be important: Compared to their western fellow citizens, people born in GDR have a more critical view at social fairness. A particularly strong impact is related to the belief on the functioning of the democratic system. This points an important role of procedural fairness for the acceptance of a given distribution.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) |cMannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aZEW Discussion Papers |x08-063en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelA13en_US
dc.subject.jelC42en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordfairness preferencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic beliefsen_US
dc.subject.keywordALLBUSen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Gerechtigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwMeinungen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Werteen_US
dc.subject.stwGerechtigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwDemokratieen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleIndividual Determinants of Social Fairness Assessments: The Case of Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn577856235en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:7386-

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