Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/85006
Authors: 
Cornelißen, Thomas
Himmler, Oliver
Koenig, Tobias
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Preprints of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods 2012/17
Abstract: 
It is standardly assumed that individuals react to perceived unfairness or norm violations in precisely the same area or relationship where the original offense has occurred. However, grievances over being exposed to injustice may have even broader consequences and also spill over to other contexts, causing non-compliant behavior there. We present evidence that such 'fairness spillovers' can incur large economic costs: A belief that there is unfairness in taxation in the sense that the rich don't pay enough taxes is associated with a twenty percent higher level of paid absenteeism from work.
Subjects: 
fairness
Beliefs
Taxation
Work Morale
JEL: 
D63
H26
H31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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