Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/98662
Authors: 
Sabatini, Fabio
Sarracino, Francesco
Yamamura, Eiji
Year of Publication: 
2014
Abstract: 
Empirical studies have shown that preferences for redistribution are significantly correlated with expectations of future mobility and the belief that society offers equal opportunities. We add to previous research by investigating the role of individual and social norms on rent seeking. We find that the individual propensity for stigmatizing rent seeking significantly and positively affects preferences for redistribution. On the other hand, living in an area where most citizens do not stigmatize rent seeking, makes men more favourable to redistribution, which may be seen as a social equalizer in an unfair society that does not offer equal opportunities to all. This effect does not hold for women, whose preference for redistribution is negatively associated to the regional tolerance of rent seeking.
Subjects: 
redistribution
welfare state
civic values
social norms
rent seeking
social capital
JEL: 
D31
D63
D64
D72
H26
Z13
Document Type: 
Preprint

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