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ELECTORAL SYSTEMS, POVERTY AND INCOME INEQUALITY

Vincenzo Verardi
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Darwin Ugarte Ontiveros ()

Public Economics from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: In this article we use the high-quality data coming from the Luxembourg Income Study Project, in a panel framework, to test for the effects of electoral systems on both poverty and income Inequality. We find that when de degree of proportionality of an electoral system increases, inequality and poverty decrease. We also find than in presidential regimes, the levels of poverty and inequality are higher than in parliamentary regimes.

Keywords: Income Inequality; Poverty; Electoral Systems; Transfer Expenditure. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D6 D7 H (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 12 pages
Date: 2005-08-22
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