Preferences for redistribution after the economic crisis


  • Javier Olivera University of Luxembourg



This paper analyses the effects of the recent Economic Crisis on individual preferences for redistribution in 23 European countries. After implementing a decomposition of the variation in these preferences, it is showed that the crisis was highly significant in increasing support for redistribution. It is found that more unemployment and, in particular, youth unemployment has considerably raised the citizens’ demand for redistribution.


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How to Cite

Olivera, J. (2014). Preferences for redistribution after the economic crisis. Economics and Business Letters, 3(3), 137-145.