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Demand for Redistribution: Individuals' Response to Economic Setbacks
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics, Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies.
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Abstract [en]

Although economic circumstances have been argued to be a major determining factor of attitudes to redistribution, there is little well identied evidence at the individual level. Utilizing a unique dataset, with detailed individual information,provides new and convincing evidence on the link between economic circumstances and demand for redistribution (in the form of benefits and support). The SwedishNational Election Studies are constructed as a rotating survey panel, which makes it possible to estimate the causal effect of economic changes. The empirical analysis shows that individuals who experience a job loss become considerably more supportive of redistribution. Yet, attitudes to redistribution return to their initiallevel as economic prospects improve, suggesting that the effect is only temporary.Despite the fact that a job loss also changes attitudes to the political parties, theprobability to vote for the left-wing is not affected.

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2017. , p. 26
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Working paper / Department of Economics, Uppsala University (Online), ISSN 1653-6975 ; 2017:1
Keyword [en]
Redistribution, Social insurance; Political attitudes;Unemployment
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Economics
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-314113OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-314113DiVA, id: diva2:1069288
Available from: 2017-01-27 Created: 2017-01-27 Last updated: 2017-01-30Bibliographically approved

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