Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Do the Rich Vote Conservative Because They Are Rich?

Contents:

Author Info

  • Jo Thori Lind

Abstract

Political economics predicts that the rich oppose redistribution and vote for conservative parties. Although this seemingly fits the data well in most countries, I show that the relationship breaks down when we control for unobservable characteristics. Using Norwegian survey data, I study to what extent voting is caused by income. Although a positive association between income and conservative voting persists when controlling for unobservables, the magnitude of the effect is reduced by a factor of five. To correct for measurement error, I instrument income with average income by profession. The magnitude of the coefficients becomes higher, but the main conclusion remains.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.rei.unipg.it/rei/article/view/18
Download Restriction: Requires registration. Users must be registered and log in to access full text

As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by Università di Perugia in its journal Review of Economics and Institutions.

Volume (Year): 1 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages:

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:pia:review:v:1:y:2010:i:2:n:5

Contact details of provider:
Postal: via Pascoli, 20 - 06123 Perugia
Phone: +39 075 5855279
Fax: +39 075 5855299
Email:
Web page: http://www.rei.unipg.it/rei/
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: political economy; redistribution; voting; multinomial logit; panel data;

Other versions of this item:

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Markussen, Simen, 2008. "How the left prospers from prosperity," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 24(2), pages 329-342, June.
  2. Lind, Jo Thori, 2005. "Does permanent income determine the vote?," Memorandum 23/2004, Oslo University, Department of Economics.
  3. Jo Thori Lind, 2005. "Why is there so little redistribution?," Nordic Journal of Political Economy, Nordic Journal of Political Economy, vol. 31, pages 111-125.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pia:review:v:1:y:2010:i:2:n:5. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Ubaldo Pizzoli).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.