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Attitudes Towards Income Inequality: 'Winners' versus 'Losers' of the Perceived Meritocracy

Individuals with a higher social position are more tolerant of current income inequality than individuals with a lower social position. Besides this, attitudes towards income inequality are influenced by inequality-legitimising myths in a given society. Little is known about how these two factors... Full description

1st Person: Roex, Karlijn
Additional Persons: Huijts, Tim; Sieben, Inge
Source: in: Acta Sociologica (2019), Vol. 62 (1), p. 47-63
Type of Publication: Article
Published: 2019
Keywords: Income inequality > International Social Survey Programme 2009 (Social Inequality) > meritocratic perceptions > polarisation > social identity theory > system justification theory
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