Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89652
Authors: 
Costa-i-Font, Joan
Cowell, Frank
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 4440
Abstract: 
Social identity has become accepted as a key concept underpinning the endogeneity of economic behaviour and preferences. It is important in explaining attitudes towards redistribution and pro-social behaviour. We examine how economic theory measures social identity and its effects on preferences towards redistribution, social solidarity and redistributive institutions. Empirical evidence indicates that social identity carries weight in explaining the presence of social preferences and attitudes towards redistributive institutions.
Subjects: 
social identity
preferences for redistribution
inequality
diversity
redistributive institutions
JEL: 
H10
I30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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