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Political ideology and the intragenerational prospect of upward mobility

Laméris, M. D., Garretsen, H. & Jong A Pin, R., Mar-2020, In : European Journal of Political Economy. 62, 12 p., 101854.

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We re-examine the effect of prospects of upward mobility (POUM) on the support for redistribution. Unlike previous studies, we analyse this relation in an intragenerational context and consider the moderating effect of political ideology through which mobility expectations affect redistributive preferences. We find that the POUM effect is conditional on political preferences. That is, we find that only for right-wing individuals expected upward income mobility negatively affects support for redistribution. Left-wing individuals prefer redistribution, regardless of expected upward income movements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101854
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Political Economy
Volume62
Early online date22-Jan-2020
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2020

    Keywords

  • The POUM effect, Political ideology, Income mobility, Redistribution, Preferences, REDISTRIBUTION EVIDENCE, INCOME-REDISTRIBUTION, SOCIAL-MOBILITY, PREFERENCES, EXPECTATIONS, INEQUALITY, FAIRNESS, DEMAND

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