A Tale of Two Worlds: Willingness to Redistribute in Europe and in the U.S.

32 Pages Posted: 21 May 2009

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Riccardo Massari

University of Rome I

M. Grazia Pittau

University of Rome I

Roberto Zelli

University of Rome I

Date Written: May 12, 2009

Abstract

Our paper empirically evaluates the magnitude of the disparities across European countries and American divisions in the demand for redistribution in the 2000's. We identify which are the individual characteristics and the contextual variables that contribute the most in predicting the observed different support for redistribution. We model demand for redistribution in a multilevel framework that provides a natural and suitable model for accounting different levels of variation, at individual level and at macro level, simultaneously.

Keywords: preferences for redistribution, multilevel models

JEL Classification: C3, D31, D6

Suggested Citation

Massari, Riccardo and Pittau, Maria Grazia and Zelli, Roberto, A Tale of Two Worlds: Willingness to Redistribute in Europe and in the U.S. (May 12, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1403184 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1403184

Riccardo Massari

University of Rome I ( email )

Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5
Roma, Rome 00185
Italy

Maria Grazia Pittau (Contact Author)

University of Rome I ( email )

Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
Rome, 00185
Italy

Roberto Zelli

University of Rome I ( email )

Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5
Rome, 00185
Italy

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