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Abstract:

DARP Paper
Risk and Inequality Perceptions
Yoram Amiel and Frank A Cowell
July 2001
Paper No' DARP 055:
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Tags: risk; inequality; income transformations.

We examine the relationship between risk analysis and inequality analysis, using a questionnaire-experimental approach .The experiments focus on the effect of income transformations on the perceived rankings of income distributions in either a risk or inequality context. Both context and income levels are important in influencing rankings.