Congressional Tenure: Myth and Reality
Congressional tenure is longer now than in earlier times but it is largely a myth that the era of the professional politician is a modern phenomenon. Here, tenure is compared between the 57th and 86th Congresses. Tenure is linked to a simple median voter model. Increased tenure is associated with an increased ability to transfer government expenditures to the political unit. The increased size of government at the time of the 86th Congress compared to the 57th Congress largely explains the greater length of time in office. The higher tenure of southern legislators is linked to lower per capita incomes. Copyright 1995 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
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