Preferences for Redistribution

  title={Preferences for Redistribution},
  author={Alberto F. Alesina and Paola Giuliano},
This paper discusses what determines the preferences of individuals for redistribution. We review the theoretical literature and provide a framework to incorporate various effects previously studied separately in the literature. We then examine empirical evidence for the US, using the General Social Survey, and for a large set of countries, using the World Values Survey. The paper reviews previously found results and provides several new ones. We emphasize, in particular, the role of historical… CONTINUE READING
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