Cross-cultural equity evaluations: A questionnaire-experimental approach

Autor(en): Gaertner, W
Jungeilges, J
Neck, R
Stichwörter: Business & Economics; distributive justice; Economics; equity principle; rawlsianism
Erscheinungsdatum: 2001
Herausgeber: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Journal: EUROPEAN ECONOMIC REVIEW
Volumen: 45
Ausgabe: 4-6
Startseite: 953
Seitenende: 963
Zusammenfassung: 
The theoretical background of the empirical investigations to be reported in this paper are positionalist aggregation functions which are numerically representable, The broad Borda rule is proposed as an aggregation mechanism for the case of a complete profile of the so-called individual extended orderings. We modify this rule to reflect considerations of equity. Students from Germany, Israel, the Baltic States, Austria and Slovenia were confronted with questionnaires that describe `situations', most of which reflect different aspects of needs. All situations start from the preference structure which underlies an equity axiom, We are focussing on the following three points: (a) What is the percentage of respondents satisfying the equity axiom? (b) How often do the students revise their initial decision when more and more people join the side of the more advantaged? (c) Are there major differences across countries and cultures? (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Beschreibung: 
15th Annual Congress of the European-Economic-Association, BOLZANO, ITALY, AUG 30-SEP 02, 2000
ISSN: 00142921
DOI: 10.1016/S0014-2921(01)00119-2

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