Income inequality, redistribution and poverty: Contrasting rational choices and behavioural perspectives

Based on the standard axiom of individual utility maximization, rational choice has postulated that higher income inequality translates into greater redistribution by shaping the median voter's preferences. While numerous papers have tested this proposition, the literature has remained divided...

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Volume: 577
Main Author: Luebker, Malte
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: Luxembourg Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) 2012
published in: LIS Working Paper Series Vol. 577
Data of publication: 2012
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: EconStor
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