Generosity among Friends: Population Homogeneity, Altruism and Insurance as Determinants of Redistribution?

Altruism is an important omitted variable in much of the Political Economy literature. While material self-interest is the base of most approaches to redistri- bution (first affecting preferences and then politics and policy), there is a paucity of research on inequality aversion. We propose (1) that other-regarding concerns influence redistributio