Public support for redistribution: what explains cross-national differences?

  title={Public support for redistribution: what explains cross-national differences?},
  author={Ursula Dallinger},
  journal={Journal of European Social Policy},
  pages={333 - 349}
  • Ursula Dallinger
  • Published 1 October 2010
  • Economics
  • Journal of European Social Policy
Rising levels of income inequality in almost all industrialized countries as a consequence of globalization and de-industrialization might lead one to assume that voters will demand more redistribution and exert influence on their governments to set up redistributive programmes. However, this is not always the case. Citizens do not react directly to actual levels of inequality, as research on the attitudes towards inequality and redistribution has shown. In this article the complex relation… 

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