Conditional Solidarity - Attitudes Towards Support for Others During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic

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serval:BIB_C6B44C37D8E3
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
Conditional Solidarity - Attitudes Towards Support for Others During the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic
Journal
Journal of Social Policy
Author(s)
GANDENBERGER MIA K., KNOTZ CARLO M., FOSSATI FLAVIA, BONOLI GIULIANO
Publication state
Published
Issued date
03/02/2022
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Abstract
The COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique opportunity to study how humans allocate scarce resources in times of hardship. We study public preferences regarding who should get access to government aid for the self-employed, a bed in the intensive care unit, and permission to cross the border using original conjoint survey experiments administered to an incentivised online panel in Switzerland during the first and second waves of the pandemic in 2020. We find that across the three areas, even in extraordinary circumstances such as the COVID-19 pandemic, evaluations of deservingness to aid and support are still based on an underlying logic of conditional solidarity and identity: in all experiments, contributing to the community, be it through past actions and contributions or through current efforts, plays a crucial role in determining an individual’s deservingness, as does their nationality (and legal status) with nationals being perceived as more deserving than non-nationals.
Keywords
Pandemic, Solidarity, Public Attitudes
Funding(s)
Swiss National Science Foundation / Programmes
Create date
23/03/2022 12:42
Last modification date
21/04/2022 6:38
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