Preferences for redistribution and exposure to tax-benefit schemes in Europe

Francesco Andreoli, Javier Olivera

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Résumé

This paper provides evidence that attitudes towards redistribution are associated with the extent of generosity of the redistributive context experienced by the individual, as measured by the likelihood of receiving positive benefit transfers net of fiscal contribution. We estimate reduced form tax-benefit equations with the EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC), and match the implied parameters to the respondents of the European Social Survey (ESS) on the basis of their characteristics. The period of analysis is 2008–2016. For identification, we exploit exogenous cross-country and time variation in tax rules and market income to disentangle implications of exposure to tax-benefit rules on preferences for redistribution from the effects of changes in income inequality. We find that exposure to positive net benefits increases support for redistribution by 1.4%–3% on baseline models, the effect being robust across a variety of specifications.
langue originaleAnglais
Numéro d'article101880
Pages (de - à)101880
journalEuropean Journal of Political Economy
Volume63
Date de mise en ligne précoce1 avr. 2020
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étatPublié - juin 2020

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