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Inequality and the erosion of trust among the poor: experimental evidence

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dc.contributor.author Gallego Dobón, Aina
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-24T09:14:28Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-24T09:14:28Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Gallego A. Inequality and the erosion of trust among the poor: experimental evidence. Socio-Econ Rev. 2016 Jul;14(3):443–60. DOI: 10.1093/ser/mww010
dc.identifier.issn 1475-1461
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/46585
dc.description.abstract This article uses a subtle experimental treatment to examine how perceptions of income inequality affect generalized trust and the willingness to cooperate with others. It hypothesizes that inequality reduces prosocial attitudes mostly among low-income citizens, who are very sensitive to changes in their relative status. The results of the survey experiment conducted in the Netherlands suggest that perceiving the income distribution as more unequal has particularly detrimental effects on the prosocial attitudes of the poor. A disproportionate erosion of trust among the poor due to increases in income inequality may be an important mechanism hindering mobilization in favor of redistribution.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme under REA grant agreement no. 334054 [PCIG12-GA-2012-334054]
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Oxford University Press
dc.relation.ispartof Socio-Econ Rev. 2016 Jul;14(3):443–60. DOI: 10.1093/ser/mww010
dc.rights © Oxford University Press. This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Socio-Economic Review following peer review. The version of record "Gallego A. Inequality and the erosion of trust among the poor: experimental evidence. Socio-Econ Rev. 2016 Jul;14(3):443–60" is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/ser/mww010
dc.title Inequality and the erosion of trust among the poor: experimental evidence
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://doi.org/10.1093/ser/mww010
dc.subject.keyword Trust
dc.subject.keyword Inequality
dc.subject.keyword Social capital
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/334054
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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