Hierarchical Modelling of Disparities in Preferences for Redistribution

29 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2013

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M. Grazia Pittau

University of Rome I

Riccardo Massari

University of Rome I

Roberto Zelli

University of Rome I

Date Written: August 2013

Abstract

We evaluate the magnitude of the disparities in the demand for redistribution across European countries and American states during the 2000s. Modelling the demand for redistribution in a multilevel framework, we identify the determinants that contribute the most in predicting support for redistribution. We observe that individual characteristics and contextual variables are associated with demand for redistribution in the same way in Europe and in the US, whereas others exert different influences on the probability of supporting redistribution. We find important differences from some well‐established evidence obtained from data collected for the 1980s and the 1990s.

JEL Classification: C3, D31, D6

Suggested Citation

Pittau, Maria Grazia and Massari, Riccardo and Zelli, Roberto, Hierarchical Modelling of Disparities in Preferences for Redistribution (August 2013). Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 75, Issue 4, pp. 556-584, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2289078 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0084.2012.00703.x

Maria Grazia Pittau (Contact Author)

University of Rome I ( email )

Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
Rome, 00185
Italy

Riccardo Massari

University of Rome I ( email )

Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5
Roma, Rome 00185
Italy

Roberto Zelli

University of Rome I ( email )

Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5
Rome, 00185
Italy

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