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dc.contributor.authorStøstad, Morten Nyborg
dc.date.accessioned2023-12-18T11:47:46Z
dc.date.available2023-12-18T11:47:46Z
dc.date.issued2023-12
dc.identifier.issn0804-6824
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11250/3108014
dc.description.abstractThis paper establishes a causal link from fairness beliefs to perceived economic inequality. I conduct an experiment where participants are asked to estimate various income inequality measures of hypothetical societies. While the true income distributions of the societies remain identical and simple, the description of the societies varies to indicate “fair” and “unfair” inequality across respondents. Describing the society as “unfair” increases the incentivized estimated top 10% income share as much as the actual difference between Denmark and the United States. Other inequality metrics are similarly affected. The findings imply that ideological beliefs fundamentally alter how people perceive economic inequality.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInstitutt for samfunnsøkonomien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDP SAM;22/2023
dc.subjectFairnessen_US
dc.subjectEconomic inequalityen_US
dc.subjectIncome inequalityen_US
dc.titleFairness Beliefs Affect Perceived Economic Inequalityen_US
dc.typeWorking paperen_US
dc.subject.nsiSamfunnsvitenskapen_US
dc.source.pagenumber15en_US
dc.relation.projectNorges Forskningsråd: 262675en_US


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