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2008 | 44 | 6 | 1063-1087
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THE DEMAND FOR REDISTRIBUTION: A TEST ON HUNGARIAN DATA

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Rational choice theories of the size of government would predict larger demand for redistribution (and, as a consequence, a higher level of redistribution) in more unequal representative democracies operating under conditions of majority voting. To explain the actual mismatch between the distribution of incomes and preferences, the logic of pure self-interest can be refined by introducing past mobility experience and future mobility expectations. In addition, ideological attitudes and values (for example, about the role of individual responsibility in society) are in this respect also assumed to define general welfare attitudes. This article looks at the explanations of the actual intensity of the demand for redistribution in a transition country that shows high levels of support for various state activities while not showing an extremely high level of inequalities.
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44
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6
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1063-1087
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  • Istvan Gyoergy Toth, Tarki Social Research Institute, Budaoersi ut 45, Budapest, H-1112, Hungary; http://dlib.lib.cas.cz/4377/
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09CZAAAA062611
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bwmeta1.element.8d9d3dff-0101-350b-a543-3faed997b9f4
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