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Title: An Egalitarian system breeds generosity: The impact of redistribution procedures on pro-social behavior
Authors: Riyanto, Yohanes Eko
Zhang, Jianlin
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Riyanto, Y. E., & Zhang, J. (2014). An egalitarian system breeds generosity: The impact of redistribution procedures on pro-social behaviour. Economic Inquiry, 52(3), 1027-1039.
Series/Report no.: Economic inquiry
Abstract: In a meritocratic system, people are compensated on the basis of their individual ability, whereas in an egalitarian system people are equally compensated. Essentially, in the latter system high performers are taxed and subsidize underperformers. Would differences in income redistribution procedures affect people's pro-social behavior? In experiments, we found that people are more generous toward strangers in an egalitarian treatment than in a meritocratic treatment. Interestingly, being taxed does not reduce the generosity of high performers, whereas being subsidized significantly increases the generosity of low performers. (JEL C91, D63, D64)
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/101562
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/19721
ISSN: 0095-2583
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecin.12090
Rights: © 2014 Western Economic Association International.
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