“Fair” Inequality? Attitudes toward Pay Differentials: The United States in Comparative Perspective

@article{Osberg2006FairIA,
  title={“Fair” Inequality? Attitudes toward Pay Differentials: The United States in Comparative Perspective},
  author={L. Osberg and T. Smeeding},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  year={2006},
  volume={71},
  pages={450 - 473}
}
  • L. Osberg, T. Smeeding
  • Published 2006
  • Economics
  • American Sociological Review
  • Are American attitudes toward economic inequality different from those in other countries? One tradition in sociology suggests American “exceptionalism,” while another argues for convergence across nations in social norms, such as attitudes toward inequality. This article uses International Social Survey Program (ISSP) microdata to compare attitudes in different countries toward what individuals in specific occupations “do earn” and what they “should earn,” and to distinguish value preferences… CONTINUE READING
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