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dc.contributor.authorNeustadt, Iljaen_US
dc.contributor.authorZweifel, Peteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-10T11:58:08Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-10T11:58:08Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39846-
dc.description.abstractThe sustainability of the welfare state ultimately depends on citizens' preferences for income redistribution. They are elicited through a Discrete Choice Experiment performed in 2008 in Switzerland. Attributes are redistribution as GDP share, its uses (the unemployed, old-age pensioners, people with ill health etc.), and nationality of beneficiary. Estimated marginal willingness to pay (WTP) is positive among those who deem benefits too low, and negative otherwise. However, even those who state that government should reduce income inequality exhibit a negative WTP on average. The major finding is that estimated average WTP is maximum at 21% of GDP, clearly below the current value of 25%. Thus, the present Swiss welfare state does not appear sustainable.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper Public Choice 3148en_US
dc.subject.jelC35en_US
dc.subject.jelC93en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelH29en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordincome redistributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordwelfare stateen_US
dc.subject.keywordsustainabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpreferencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordwillingness to payen_US
dc.subject.keyworddiscrete choice experimentsen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialstaaten_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensumverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwStaatsquoteen_US
dc.subject.stwWillingness to payen_US
dc.subject.stwDiskrete Entscheidungen_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.subject.stwSchweizen_US
dc.titleIs the welfare state sustainable? Experimental evidence on citizens' preferences for redistributionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn634005464en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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