Title: Interindividual differences in opinions about distributive justice
Authors: Schokkaert, Erik ×
Capéau, Bart #
Issue Date: 1991
Publisher: Helbing & lichtenhahn verlag ag
Series Title: Kyklos vol:44 issue:3 pages:325-345
Abstract: This paper provides some results of an empirical inquiry into the opinions on distributive justice with a representative sample of the Flemish working population. Earlier results, obtained with samples of students, are shown to be robust. Effort is the dominant criterion in opinions about justice in a production context. Profits and losses are treated asymmetrically. There is a lot of divergence in the opinions concerning the acceptability of seniority, innate capabilities and education as criteria for income differences. A logit analysis reveals that the choice of criteria of justice is to a certain extent induced by the self-interest of the respondents. However, ethical criteria like the tendency to redistribute income cannot be neglected.
ISSN: 0023-5962
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Center of Public Economics, Leuven
Research Group Social and Economic Policy and Social Integration
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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