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Electoral Systems, Poverty And Income Inequality

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  • Vincenzo Verardi

    (ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles)

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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.

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  • Vincenzo Verardi, 2005. "Electoral Systems, Poverty And Income Inequality," Public Economics 0508012, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwppe:0508012
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    1. Sang-Yong Sim, 2016. "Comparative Study on Macro Causes of Working Poverty: Focusing on Two-parent Households in OECD Countries," LIS Working papers 676, LIS Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg.
    2. Neyapti, Bilin, 2006. "Revenue decentralization and income distribution," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 92(3), pages 409-416, September.
    3. Oliver Pamp & Philipp Mohl, 2008. "Income Inequality and Redistributional Spending: An Empirical Investigation of Competing Theories," LIS Working papers 491, LIS Cross-National Data Center in Luxembourg.
    4. Kemp-Benedict, Eric, 2011. "Political regimes and income inequality," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 113(3), pages 266-268.

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    Keywords

    Income Inequality; Poverty; Electoral Systems; Transfer Expenditure.;

    JEL classification:

    • D6 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics
    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
    • H - Public Economics

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