Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/145529
Authors: 
Greiff, Matthias
Ackermann, Kurt
Murphy, Ryan O.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2016: Demographischer Wandel - Session: Inequality: Theory and Perceptions C06-V3
Abstract: 
Different social contexts have been used when measuring distributional preferences. This could be problematic as contextual variance may inadvertently muddle the measurement process. We use a within-subjects design and measure distributional preferences in resource allocation tasks with role certainty, role uncertainty, decomposed games, and matrix games. Results show that, at the aggregate level, role uncertainty and decomposed games lead to higher degrees of prosociality when compared to role certainty. At the individual level, we observe considerable differences in behavior across the social contexts, indicating that the majority of people are sensitive to these different social settings but respond in different ways.
JEL: 
C91
D03
D64
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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