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Electoral systems and income inequality

  • Verardi, Vincenzo

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.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 86 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 7-12

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