It is becoming increasingly clear that the subjective perception and evaluation of objective inequalities as 'just' or 'unjust'play a key role in their reproduction and consequences.
The LINOS project headed by Stefan Liebig examines how and why the structural conditions in which individuals are embedded influence these attitudes towards justice. To this end, the project group conducts the longitudinal survey Erwartungen an Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, which will be introduced in the upcoming Brown Bag.
The study is based on a sample of employed persons drawn from the social security report and encompasses two waves so far (2012/13 and 2017). Supplemented by linked administrative data from the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg, the survey enables a longitudinal view of justice attitudes over the life course, taking into account detailed information on respondents' social contexts (e.g. employment, partnership, social network).
The survey focuses on justice attitudes with regard to one's own and others' incomes (outcome-related justice attitudes), the rules according to which goods and burdens should be distributed (order-related justice attitudes) and the procedures involved in generating inequalities (procedural justice attitudes).