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Understanding public beliefs about equality, inequality, and meritocracy

Project description

Who is worried about income inequality?

Wealth and income inequality have reached levels last seen in the years leading up to the Great Depression – a time of huge disparity between the rich and the poor. A survey of public opinion since the 1980s however reveals little evidence of growing public concern. Why does the concentration of affluence in the hands of a few fail to register public consternation? The EU-funded UnEquality project investigates how people understand economic inequality, and when it worries them. Combining sociological, political science and communication science methodologies, its focus is on the tacit information, assumptions, and experiences underlying people's beliefs about inequality. It asks under what conditions people are likely to stick with their beliefs or change their mind.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-RI - RI – Reintegration panel
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Coordinator

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 187 572,48