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Submitted by Paolo on
Thank you, this is a good point.

The two WVSs are probably not comparable across all dimensions and they show different distributions for some of the variables (you mention gender for example). We found that responses to the question of inequality which was our main interest were quite consistent in showing an increase in inequality aversion between 2000 and 2008 and this trend was also in line with the trend observed in other comparable countries. We also discussed the issue of data comparability with the IDSC.

However, we all agree that comparisons across the two surveys should not be given for granted but considered on a case by case basis.


Paolo Verme