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Wage Distribution Fairness in Post-Socialist Countries

Situation and Socialization, 1st Edition

By Zsófia Ignácz

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270 pages

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Description

Fairness of wage distribution – or the perception of such – is a phenomenon crucial for the stability of new democracies. While theories exist about how change of the political system trickles down to the attitudinal level, the systematic analysis of the effect of economic transition on public attitudes has been neglected to a large extent.





Wage Distribution Fairness in Post-Socialist Countries proposes a conceptual framework to measure the fairness of wage distribution. Indeed, looking particularly at wage distribution fairness in three post-socialist societies (Hungary, East Germany, Czech Republic) since the transition in 1989, this challenging monograph also aims to understand if, and to what extent, the experience of a socialist regime motivates individuals to consider wage distribution as fair.





Contributing to our understanding of the relevance of socialization and other situational factors influencing economic legitimacy, Wage Distribution Fairness in Post-Socialist Countries will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers, interested in fields including: Sociology, Eastern European Studies and Political Economics.

Table of Contents

Preface



Acknowledgements



Chapter 1 - Introduction



Part One – Conceptual Framework



Chapter 2 – A Historical Overview of Empirical Justice Research



Chapter 3 – Justice Profiles Developing a Measurement Tool for Wage Distribution Fairness



Part Two – Situation



Chapter 4 – The Influence of Contextual Situation



Chapter 5 – The Influence of Structural Situation



Chapter 6 – The Influence of Cultural Situation



Part Three – Socialization



Chapter 7 – The Influence of Socialization



Chapter 8 – Disentangling Situation and Socialization



Part Four – Outlooks



Chapter 9 – Wage Distribution Fairness as Economic Legitimacy



Chapter 10 – Conclusion



Appendices



Appendix A – Methodology



Appendix B – Contextual Overview of Countries



Appendix C – Overview of Generations



Appendix D – Complimentary Methodological Tables



Index

About the Author

Zsófia S. Ignácz is a research associate and lecturer at the Chair of Macrosociology at the Freie Universität Berlin

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General