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Table 4 Perceptions of fairness and inequality in various subsamples

From: Inequality of opportunities in the labor market: evidence from life in transition surveys in Europe and Central Asia

  Did better than peers Did worse than peers Favors redistribution Does not favor redistribution Satisfied with the economy Not satisfied with the economy Markets are better Markets are worse Democracy is better Democracy is worse
  Fairness Fairness Fairness Fairness Fairness Fairness Fairness Fairness Fairness Fairness
Theil-L (within group) -0.008 0.004 0.003 -0.009 -0.023*** 0.010*** -0.027*** 0.018*** -0.014*** 0.020***
(0.007) (0.004) 0.000 (0.008) (0.009) (0.003) (0.005) (0.004) (0.004) (0.005)
Theil-L (between group) -0.095*** -0.094*** -0.089*** -0.115*** -0.062 -0.087*** -0.042*** -0.106*** -0.088*** -0.088***
(0.032) (0.017) 0.000 (0.038) (0.040) (0.016) (0.025) (0.018) (0.021) (0.021)
D-Index (20 + hrs of work) [Share of circumstances] -0.023* -0.033*** -0.038*** 0.001 -0.039*** -0.031*** -0.058*** -0.023*** -0.039*** -0.031***
  (0.012) (0.005) 0.000 (0.013) (0.011) (0.006) (0.008) (0.006) (0.007) (0.007)
  1. Note: Each cell represents a separate regression of either perception of fairness on the particular measure of inequality. The variables included in individual and household characteristics are whether one holds a job with 20+ hours of work, age, squared-age, educational level, education of the parents, self-reported minority status, parents’ participation in (or affiliation to) communist party, religious affiliation and household expenditure. Other individual beliefs include expressed opinions regarding democracy, the market economy, the need to reduce inequality through government action, financial situation of the country and whether one believes he/she is doing better than others in the country. The regressions also control for the average expenditure level for the country as well as five dummies, CI Middle, CI Low, EU, South East and Others to control for variation between different kinds of countries in the sample.