Income Inequality and Redistributive Government Spending

Income Inequality and Redistributive Government Spending
The paper examines empirically the question of whether more unequal societies spend more on income redistribution than their more egalitarian counterparts. Theoretical arguments on this issue are inconclusive. The political economy literature suggests that redistributive spending is higher in unequal societies due to median voter preferences.... READ MORE...

Publication date: January 2003
ISBN 9781451843149
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