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Legal Quality, Inequality, and Tolerance

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  • Bjørnskov, Christian

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    (Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business)

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Previous findings suggest that income inequality leads to lower legal quality. This paper argues that voters’ tolerance of inequality exerts an additional influence. Empirical findings suggest that inequality leads to lower legal quality due to its effect on trust while the tolerance of inequality, proxied by the political ideology of the median voter, exerts an independent influence.

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Paper provided by University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 04-9.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 27 May 2004
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:aareco:2004_009

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Keywords: Legal Quality; Inequality; Tolerance; Political Economy; Social Capital;

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