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dc.contributor.authorCorneo, Giacomoen_US
dc.contributor.authorJeanne, Olivieren_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-09-05en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-25T13:28:33Z-
dc.date.available2009-09-25T13:28:33Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.isbn3938369612en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/28058-
dc.description.abstractWe develop an economic theory of tolerance where endogenous lifestyles and exogenous traits are invested with symbolic value by people. Value systems are rationally chosen by parents for their children. In conjunction with actual behavior, value systems determine the esteem enjoyed by individuals. Intolerant individuals attach all symbolic value to a small number of attributes and are irrespectful of people with di¤erent ones. Tolerant people have diversi…ed values and respect social alterity. We study the formation of values attached to various types of attributes and identify circumstances under which tolerance spontaneously arises. Policy may a¤ect the evolution of tolerance in distinctive ways, and there may be efficiency as well as equity reasons to promote tolerance.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aFreie Univ., Fachbereich Wirtschaftswiss.|cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiskussionsbeiträge des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaft der Freien Universität Berlin|x2007/13en_US
dc.subject.jelD1en_US
dc.subject.jelO1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordvalue systemsen_US
dc.subject.keywordtoleranceen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwGesellschaftliches Bewusstseinen_US
dc.subject.stwRisikoen_US
dc.subject.stwVerhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwElternen_US
dc.titleA theory of toleranceen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn541757768en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:fubsbe:200713-

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