Political ideology and the intragenerational prospect of upward mobility

Maite D. Laméris*, Harry Garretsen, Richard Jong A Pin

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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.

Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's12
TijdschriftEuropean Journal of Political Economy
Vroegere onlinedatum22-jan-2020
StatusPublished - mrt-2020

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