Social Equity and Trust in Government
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
Most government performance indices are based on quantifiable efficiency or effectiveness. However, Frederickson (1974) argues that social equity is important as efficiency and effectiveness. Riccucci (2009) considers justice, fairness, and equality as components of social equity. If government performance includes social equity, the span of performance would be enlarged. However, performance literature shows disproportionately little interest in the impact of social equity on trust in government. Few studies explain the impact of social equity on trust in government. In this sense, the purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of social equity on trust in government by using General Social Survey. By doing so, a comprehensive understanding of social equity and trust in government can be acquired. The preliminary results indicate that government must pay attention to social equity because it positively affects trust in government.
- APPAM Yunsoo Lee.pdf (795.9KB)