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Electoral systems and income inequality

Vincenzo Verardi

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Abstract: The goal of this paper is to determine if electoral systems and inequality are linked. Using high-quality data (LIS database) and simple panel methods, we show that when the degree of proportionality of a system increases, inequality decreases. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Keywords: Electoral systems; Income inequality; Transfer expenditures (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005-01
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Published in: Economics Letters (2005) v.86 n° 1,p.7-12

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