ILO Research Paper No. 1
Income Inequality, Redistribution and Poverty: Contrasting rational choice and behavioural perspectives
This paper revisits the relationship between inequality and redistribution. The findings challenge the narrow concept of rational choice and points towards fairness orientations, which is emphasized in behavioural economics for a better understanding of redistributive outcomes.
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