A Tale of Two Worlds: Willingness to Redistribute in Europe and in the U.S.
32 Pages Posted: 21 May 2009
Date Written: May 12, 2009
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
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