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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Lisa R.eng
dc.contributor.authorMilyo, Jeffreyeng
dc.contributor.authorMellor, Jennifer M.eng
dc.description.abstractRecent studies argue that inequality reduces group cohesiveness and dampens support for expenditures on public goods and social programs. In light of competing theoretical explanations and mixed empirical evidence of the effect of inequality on public goods provision, we conduct a test using a public goods experiment. Our design introduces inequality by manipulating the levels and distributions of fixed payments given to subjects for participating in the experiment. When made salient through public information about each individual's standing within the group, inequality in the distribution of fixed payments reduces contributions to the public good for all group members.eng
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Economics, 2004eng
dc.publisherDepartment of Economicseng
dc.relation.ispartofEconomics publicationseng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Economicseng
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking papers (Department of Economics);WP 04-18eng
dc.subject.lcshCommon goodeng
dc.subject.lcshIncome distributioneng
dc.titleInequality, Group Cohesion, and Public Good Provision: An Experimental Analysiseng
dc.typeWorking Papereng

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