What shapes (mis)perceptions of inequality in the land of opportunities?
Research conducted on perceptions of inequality in the US by the Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania finds that people with a higher sense of control over their life believe that there is less income inequality and that inequality is in itself fair.
When do people perceive less inequality? When do they consider it fair?
The work was conducted by:
- Abraham Aldama
- Cristina Bicchieri
- Jana Freundt
- Barbara Mellers
- Ellen Peters
From the Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania. We are a leading research Center that provides specialized research, consulting and training services to organizations around the world attempting to positively impact human behavior and social norms. We do this by leveraging our leading expertise in measuring behavior, analyzing behavioral data, and identifying systematic behavioral drivers — including our proprietary social norms framework, which constitutes a notable advance in the understanding of such drivers.