Is solidarity less important and less functional in egalitarian contexts

Date: 01 February 2016

Solidarity refers to a willingness to contribute to the welfare of other people. This study builds on the idea that not only the value of solidarity (i.e. whether people find solidarity important) but also the function of solidarity (i.e. whether solidarity results in reputational gains) can differ across societies. According to the literature, egalitarian contexts can either have a normative effect by promoting the value of solidarity and increasing the reputational gains of solidarity, or they can have a crowding-out effect by diminishing the value of solidarity and weakening the reputational gains resulting from solidarity. The current study investigates these conflicting ideas using ...

Marii Paskov

Employment, Equity and Growth

Is solidarity less important and less functional in egalitarian contexts?


Type: paper

Paskov, M. (2015). ‘Is solidarity less important and less functional in egalitarian contexts?’. Acta Sociologica, 59(1), pp.3-18.


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