Electoral Systems, Income Inequality and Poverty. Luxembourg Income Study Working Papers N.404

Vincenzo Verardi, Darwin Ugarte, Marjorie Gassner

Research output: Working paper

Abstract

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
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSyracuse University
PublisherMaxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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