Note: A first draft of this paper was presented at the UNU-WIDER Conference on “Poverty and Behavioural Economics” in Helsinki (September 1–2, 2011). The author is grateful for helpful comments received from participants and the conference organizers. Christina Behrendt, Michaëlle de Cock, Sangheon Lee, and Kristen Sobeck (all of the ILO) and two unnamed peer reviewers provided valuable feedback at different stages of the drafting process. Particular credit is due to Merita Jokela for her help in extracting data from the Luxembourg Income Study. All errors are those of the author; the views and interpretations in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the ILO.
Income Inequality, Redistribution, and Poverty: Contrasting Rational Choice and Behavioral Perspectives
Article first published online: 4 FEB 2014
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Special Issue: Poverty, Development, and Behavioral Economics (Comprises Findings of UNU-WIDER Project New Approaches to Measuring Poverty and Vulnerability)
Volume 60, Issue 1, pages 133–154, March 2014
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Luebker, M. (2014), Income Inequality, Redistribution, and Poverty: Contrasting Rational Choice and Behavioral Perspectives. Review of Income and Wealth, 60: 133–154. doi: 10.1111/roiw.12100
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- Article first published online: 4 FEB 2014
Appendix 1: Alternative Proof for Equation (1′)
Appendix 2: Variable Definitions and Sources
Appendix 3: Basic Descriptive Statistics of the Dataset
Appendix 4: Scatter plots for relative redistribution and two explanatory variables
Appendix Figure 1: Gini for private sector income and relative redistribution in 26 countries and territories
Appendix Figure 2: Support for redistribution and relative redistribution in 22 countries and territories
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