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DIW Wochenbericht 18 / 2018

Risikobereitschaft und weitere Faktoren korrelieren mit Umverteilungspräferenzen

Wie viel Umverteilung Bürgerinnen und Bürger in der Gesellschaft möchten, hängt von sozioökonomischen Faktoren und ihren Ansichten über Gerechtigkeit ab. Diese Studie, basierend auf einer in Schweden durchgeführten, repräsentativen Umfrage, b

2018| Manja Gärtner, Johanna Mollerstrom
DIW Weekly Report 17/18 / 2018

Risk Aversion and Other Factors Determine Income Redistribution Preferences

The amount of redistribution people favor depends on socioeconomic factors and their views on fairness. This study, based on a representative survey conducted in Sweden, confirms earlier results: Higher incomes are correlated with wanting less ...

2018| Manja Gärtner, Johanna Mollerstrom
Diskussionspapiere 1752 / 2018

Social Image Concerns and Welfare Take-Up

Using a laboratory experiment, we present first evidence that social image concerns causally reduce the take-up of an individually beneficial transfer. Our design manipulates the informativeness of the take-up decision by varying whether transfer ...

2018| Jana Friedrichsen, Tobias König, Renke Schmacker
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

The Roots of Inequality: Estimating Inequality of Opportunity from Regression Trees and Forests

21.06.2019| Paul Hufe, ifo Insititut, München
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Social Image Concerns and Welfare Take-Up

Using a laboratory experiment, we present first evidence that social image concerns causally reduce the take-up of an individually beneficial transfer. Our design manipulates the informativeness of the take-up decision by varying whether transfer ...

In: Journal of Public Economics 168 (2018), S. 174-192 | Jana Friedrichsen, Tobias König, Renke Schmacker
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Individual Risk Preferences and the Demand for Redistribution

Redistributive policies can provide an insurance against future negative economic shocks. This, in turn, implies that an individual's demand for redistribution is expected to increase with her risk aversion. To test this prediction, we elicit risk ..

In: Journal of Public Economics 153 (2017), S. 49-55 | Johanna Mollerstrom, Manja Gärtner, David Seim
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Richer (and Holier) than Thou? The Effect of Relative Income Improvements on Demand for Redistribution

We use a tailor-made survey on a Swedish sample to investigate how individuals' relative income affects their demand for redistribution. We first document that a majority misperceive their position in the income distribution and believe that they are

In: The Review of Economics and Statistics 99 (2017), 2, S. 201-212 | Mounir Karadja, Johanna Mollerstrom, David Seim
Economic Bulletin

Gender parity in German politics: further effort required

Although many political authorities endorse the basic goal of parity between men and women across the board, reality does not yet reflect this in Germany. In the German Bundestag, for example, at present 37.1 percent of representatives are women. ...

13.09.2017| Ronny Freier, Johanna Mollerstrom
Pressemitteilung

Genderparität in der deutschen Politik bedarf noch weiterer Anstrengungen

Frauenanteil in deutscher Politik noch ziemlich weit entfernt von der Parität – Anteil der Kandidatinnen der aussichtsreichsten Parteien für die kommende Bundestagswahl bei 36 Prozent – Weibliche Repräsentation auf Landes-

13.09.2017
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