Economic Inequality Shapes Judgments of Consumption

Serena F. Hagerty, Kate Barasz, Michael I. Norton

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Economic inequality affects not only individuals’ judgments and behavior in their own lives, but also those individuals’ judgements and behavior toward others—both people and firms. First, the consumption decisions of others are often evaluated through a moral lens, such that lower-income consumers are held to more negative, restrictive standards of what is acceptable to purchase. Second, firms that perpetuate inequality among their employees or their customers—through unequal pay or unequal services—are viewed negatively. We discuss the implications of economic inequality shaping people’s moral scrutiny of others.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)162-164
Nombre de pàgines3
RevistaJournal of Consumer Psychology
Volum32
Número1
DOIs
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - de gen. 2022
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