project . 2020 - 2022 . On going

merit

The impact of redistribution policies on inequality tolerance and beliefs in meritocracy
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 895685 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-ST Overall Budget: 175,572 EURFunder Contribution: 175,572 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Aug 2020
    End Date
    31 Jul 2022
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
Despite the growing economic inequality, there is no evidence of growing public demand for wealth redistribution. One proposed explanation for this paradox is the popular belief that inequality is the outcome of a fair process where societal success reflects talent and effort. Across countries, the popularity of these meritocratic beliefs bears no relationship to the actual social mobility and is associated with increased levels of within-country inequality. On the other hand, these beliefs negatively correlate with the extent of social spending and redistribution in each country. In light of this correlational evidence, this project employ an experimental appro...
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Description
Despite the growing economic inequality, there is no evidence of growing public demand for wealth redistribution. One proposed explanation for this paradox is the popular belief that inequality is the outcome of a fair process where societal success reflects talent and effort. Across countries, the popularity of these meritocratic beliefs bears no relationship to the actual social mobility and is associated with increased levels of within-country inequality. On the other hand, these beliefs negatively correlate with the extent of social spending and redistribution in each country. In light of this correlational evidence, this project employ an experimental appro...
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