The income distribution of voters: a case study from Germany
Carina Engelhardt and
Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) from Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Although voter turnout in the 2013 general election to the German Bundestag differed considerably across income brackets, the income distribution of voters did not differ, in a statistically significant way, from that of the entire population. The non-uniform turnout, thus, is unlikely to affect the political support for, or the feasibility of, policies that are sensitive with respect to the income distribution.
Keywords: Majority Voting; Income Distribution; Redistribution (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 D72 H53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 13 pages
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