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In this paper, we elicit preferences of Swiss citizens for the allocation of income redistribution to different uses through a Discrete Choice Experiment performed in 2008. Neustadt and Zweifel 2009} provide an estimate of the total desired amount of income redistribution as a share of disposable income. Here, we estimate marginal willingness-to-pay values for types of recipients old-age pensioners, people with ill health, the unemployed, working poor, and families with children and their nationality Swiss, citizens of western European countries, others. Hypotheses derived from the insurance motive for redistribution receive some empirical support.

Item Type: MPRA Paper -

Original Title: Income redistribution: how to divide the pie?-

Language: English-

Keywords: Income redistribution, preferences, willingness to pay, discrete choice experiments, conjoint analysis, social status-

Subjects: D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and MeasurementH - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H29 - OtherC - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models ; Multiple Variables > C35 - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models ; Discrete Regressors ; ProportionsC - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C9 - Design of Experiments > C93 - Field Experiments-

Author: Neustadt, Ilja


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