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Public preferences

  • For reforms to be acceptable and sustainable in the long run, they should be aligned with public preferences. ‘Preferences’ is a technical term used in social sciences or humanities including for example disciplines such as economics, philosophy or psychology. Broadly speaking, preferences refer to an individual’s judgements on liking one alternative more than others. More specifically, preferences are ‘subjective comparative evaluations, in the form of “Agent prefers X to Y”’ (Hansson and Grüne-Yanoff 2018). Here, we are particularly interested in people’s policy preferences concerning social protection, an area which deserves more attention in policy debates and research.

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Document Type:Part of a Book
Author:Katja Bender
Parent Title (English):Schüring, Loewe (Eds.): Handbook on Social Protection Systems
Number of pages:13
First Page:507
Last Page:519
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing
Place of publication:Cheltenham, UK
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Date of first publication:2021/08/10
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 361 Soziale Probleme und Sozialhilfe im Allgemeinen
Entry in this database:2021/08/20
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International