Endogenous Selection of Comparison Groups, Human Capital Formation, and Tax Policy

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dc.contributor.author Hyll, Walter de_DE
dc.contributor.author Stark, Oded de_DE
dc.contributor.author Wang, Yong de_DE
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-26 de_DE
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-18T10:03:41Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-26 de_DE
dc.date.available 2014-03-18T10:03:41Z
dc.date.issued 2011 de_DE
dc.identifier.other 34328300X de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-opus-55943 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/47840
dc.description.abstract This paper considers a setting in which the acquisition of human capital entails a change of location in social space that causes individuals to revise their comparison groups. Skill levels are viewed as occupational groups, and moving up the skill ladder by acquiring additional human capital, which in itself is rewarding, leads to a shift in the individual’s inclination to compare himself with a different, and on average better-paid, comparison group, which in itself is penalizing. The paper sheds new light on the dynamics of human capital formation, and suggests novel policy interventions to encourage human capital formation in the aggregate and, at the same time, reduce inter-group income inequality. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podno de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_ohne_pod.php?la=de de_DE
dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_ohne_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.classification Humankapital de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 330 de_DE
dc.subject.other Human capital formation , Skill levels as occupational groups , Interpersonal comparisons , Relative deprivation , Tax policy , Subsidization en
dc.title Endogenous Selection of Comparison Groups, Human Capital Formation, and Tax Policy en
dc.type WorkingPaper de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät de_DE
dcterms.DCMIType Text de_DE
utue.publikation.typ workingPaper de_DE
utue.opus.id 5594 de_DE
utue.publikation.source University of Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance ; 3 de_DE

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