Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/115071
Authors: 
Kuhn, Andreas
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
NRN Working Paper, NRN: The Austrian Center for Labor Economics and the Analysis of the Welfare State 1115
Abstract: 
This paper studies differences in inequality perceptions, distributional norms, and redistributive preferences between East and West Germany. As expected, there are substantial differences with respect to all three of these measures. Surprisingly, however, differences in distributional norms are much smaller than differences with respect to inequality perceptions or redistributive preferences. Nonetheless, individuals from East Germany tend to be more supportive of state redistribution and progressive taxation, and less likely to have a conservative political orientation, even conditional on having the same inequality perceptions and distributional norms.
Subjects: 
subjective inequality indices
redistributive preferences
political preferences
JEL: 
D31
D63
H50
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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