Skills distribution and inequality in the Kibbutz

Serrano Mera, Juan Carlos (2013). Skills distribution and inequality in the Kibbutz Master's Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

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Author Serrano Mera, Juan Carlos
Thesis Title Skills distribution and inequality in the Kibbutz
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2013-11
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Supervisor Dr. Simon Grant
Dr. Carlos Oyarzun
Total pages 32
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract

The following thesis aims to analyze the effects of skills distribution on the level of equality in the context of the Israeli kibbutz movement, a group of communities that live under the principle of equal sharing. Using a simple theoretical framework I find that, for kibbutz with a low threshold level of wealth, the proportion of high productivity individuals has a positive effect on the level of equality. That is, an increase in the proportion of highly productive individuals allows the kibbutz to sustain equality, whereas, the departure of productive individuals might force the kibbutz to relax the principle of equality, and adopt a differentiated compensation scheme to deter the exit of high productivity individuals.

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