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The income distribution of voters: a case study from Germany

Carina Engelhardt () and Andreas Wagener

Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) from Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Abstract: 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: D72 H53 D31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-03
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