Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/141367
Authors: 
Niehues, Judith
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] Wirtschaftsdienst [ISSN:] 1613-978X [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 96 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] Sonderheft [Pages:] 13-18
Abstract (Translated): 
Based on a cross-national comparison, there is virtually no empirical relationship between the actual size of income inequality within a country and how critically people view these income differences. This finding is revealed by subjective inequality data on 23 European countries and the US. Instead, views on income distribution can be far better explained by the subjective perception of inequality within a society. Similarly, redistributive preferences are less influenced by actual distribution than by perceived inequality.
JEL: 
D31
H53
C81
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Document Type: 
Article

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