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Title:The tradeoff between redistribution and effort: Evidence from the field and from the lab PDF Logo
Authors:Buch, Claudia M.
Engel, Christoph
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper: Social Protection 3808
Abstract:Building on a theoretical model we test the hypothesis that effort choices and preferences for redistribution are simultaneously determined. Using cross-country panel data from the World Value Survey, we find that it is important to model preferences for redistribution and effort choices simultaneously. While respondents with stronger preferences for redistribution tend to have smaller incentives to engage in effort, the reverse does not hold true. Using a lab experiment, we show that redistribution choices even increase in imposed effort. Those with higher ability are willing to help the needy if earning income becomes more difficult for everybody.
Subjects:effort
redistribution
World Value Survey
simultaneous equation models
experiment
JEL:C31
C91
D31
J28
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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