Efficiency-Equality Trade-off within French and German Couples – A Comparative Experimental Study

Beblo, Miriam, Beninger, Denis, Cochard, François, Couprie, Hélène and Hopfensitz, Astrid (2015) Efficiency-Equality Trade-off within French and German Couples – A Comparative Experimental Study. Annales d'économie et de Statistique (117-118). pp. 233-252.

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Abstract

We present the results of an experiment measuring social preferences within couples in a context where intra-household pay-off inequality can be reduced at the cost of diminishing household income. We measure social norms regarding this efficiency-equality trade-off and implement a cross-country comparison between France and Germany. In particular, we show that German households are more inequality averse and are thus less efficient than French households. A decomposition of this difference reveals that approximately 40% is driven by diverging sample compositions in the two countries, while 60% of the initial French/German difference remains unexplained. Beliefs differ significantly from observed behavior in both countries. Efficient choices are overestimated in the German sample and underestimated in the French.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: June 2015
Refereed: Yes
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2015 14:45
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:23
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:28025
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/16509

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