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dc.contributor.authorRiyanto, Yohanes Ekoen
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jianlinen
dc.identifier.citationRiyanto, 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.en
dc.description.abstractIn 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)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomic inquiryen
dc.rights© 2014 Western Economic Association International.en
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Sociologyen
dc.titleAn Egalitarian system breeds generosity: The impact of redistribution procedures on pro-social behavioren
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen
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