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The Demand for Redistribution: A Test on Hungarian Data

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Tóth, István György

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Abstract Rational choice theories of the size of government would predict larger demand for redistribution (and, as a consequence, a higher level of redistribution) in more unequal representative democracies operating under conditions of majority voting. To explain the actual mismatch between the distribution of incomes and preferences, the logic of pure self-interest can be refined by introducing past mobility experience and future mobility expectations. In addition, ideological attitudes and values (for example, about the role of individual responsibility in society) are in this respect also assumed to define general welfare attitudes. This article looks at the explanations of the actual intensity of the demand for redistribution in a transition country that shows high levels of support for various state activities while not showing an extremely high level of inequalities.
Classification Sociology
Free Keywords inequality aversion; subjective mobility; demand for redistribution; welfare attitudes
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages p. 1063-1087
Journal Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 44 (2008) 6
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications