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Economic status and acknowledgement of earned entitlement

Barr, Abigail; Burns, Justine; Miller, Luis; Shaw, Ingrid

Authors

Justine Burns Justine.Burns@uct.ac.za

Luis Miller Luismiguel.miller@ehu.es

Ingrid Shaw Ingridlshaw@gmail.com



Abstract

We present a series of experiments that investigates whether tendencies to acknowledge entitlement owing to effort and productivity are associated with within society economic status. Each participant played a four-person dictator game under one of two treatments, under one initial endowments were earned, under the other they were randomly assigned. The experiments were conducted in the United Kingdom, and South Africa. In both locations we found that relatively well-off individuals make allocations to others that reflect those others’ initial endowments more when those endowments were earned rather than random; among relatively poor individuals this was not the case.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2015-10
Journal Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Print ISSN 0167-2681
Electronic ISSN 0167-2681
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 118
Pages 55-68
APA6 Citation Barr, A., Burns, J., Miller, L., & Shaw, I. (2015). Economic status and acknowledgement of earned entitlement. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 118, 55-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2015.02.012
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2015.02.012
Keywords Distributive Justice, Inequality, Laboratory Experiments
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167268115000475
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This article is maintained by: Elsevier; Article Title: Economic status and acknowledgement of earned entitlement; Journal Title: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization; CrossRef DOI link to publisher maintained version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2015.02.012; Content Type: article; Copyright: Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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