Income and wealth heterogeneity in the voluntary provision of linear public goods

Edward Buckley, Rachel Croson

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Abstract

This paper examines the effect of income and wealth heterogeneity in the voluntary provision of a linear public good. We use models of inequality aversion and altruism to predict behavior in our setting. Our results are not consistent with these models, however; our experimental results suggest that less wealthy subjects give the same absolute amount (and more as a percentage of their income) as the more wealthy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)935-955
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Public Economics
Volume90
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Income heterogeneity
  • Linear public good
  • VCM

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