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Distributional Orderings: An Approach with Seven Flavours

Yoram  Amiel,  Frank A  Cowell,  Wulf  Gaertner,  October 2007
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Keywords: social welfare; inequality, justice, risk, questionnaire experiments.

JEL Classification: C13; D63

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This Paper is published under the following series: Distributional Analysis Research Programme
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Abstract:

We examine individuals' distributional orderings in a number of contexts. This is done by using a questionnaire-experiment that is presented to respondents in any one of seven “flavours” or interpretations of the basic distributional problem. The flavours include inequality, risk, social welfare and justice. The issue of personal involvement in the distributional comparison is explicitly addressed.