English title: Preferences for redistribution after the economic crisis

Author(s): Javier Olivera -

Language: English

Type: Report, working paper

Year: 2014

Abstract

This paper analyses the effects of the recent Economic Crisis on individual preferences for redistribution in 23 European countries. After implementing a decomposition of the variation in these preferences, it is showed that the crisis was highly significant in increasing support for redistribution. It is found that more unemployment and, in particular, youth unemployment has considerably raised the citizens’ demand for redistribution.

Edition: 0

Institution: ECINEQ

Number of pages: 12

Number: 334

Series: Economics and Business Letters