Feeling of Relative Deprivation as a Driver for Higher Agricultural Subsidies
AbstractBecause people tend to compare themselves with others from their own surroundings, even a person rich in absolute terms can feel poor in relative terms, if people from their reference group are richer. This phenomenon is called relative deprivation. Farmers in developed economies claim to be poor, because they compare themselves not with farmers from poor economies, but rather with other members of their own society who work outside of agriculture and whose incomes are usually higher. Feeling relatively deprived, farmers in developed economies demand stronger financial support and act intensively to convince policymakers to support them. The main aim of this paper is to analyze the relation between relative deprivation of farmers and support for farmers in countries with different development levels. Results of this study prove that levels of support for farmers are positively related with the average level of relative deprivation of farmers dependent on the size of farmer groups. Hence the idea of relative deprivation might provide additional political explanation of different levels of support for farmers in countries with different development levels.
|Journal series||Zeszyty Naukowe Szkoły Głównej Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie Problemy Rolnictwa Światowego, ISSN 2081-6960, (B 13 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in Polish||Polityka rolna, Wspieranie rolnictwa, Ekonomia polityczna, Dopłaty dla rolnictwa|
|Keywords in English||Agricultural policy, Agriculture support, Political economy, Payments for agricultural|
|Score|| = 13.0, 30-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal|
= 13.0, 30-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
|Citation count*||1 (2020-07-30)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.