Ideological congruence and socio-economic inequality

  title={Ideological congruence and socio-economic inequality},
  author={Wouter Schakel and Armen Hakhverdian},
  journal={European Political Science Review},
  pages={441 - 465}
This study examines whether or not political representation in the Netherlands is biased toward the rich and higher educated by comparing the political orientations of members of parliament to those of the electorate. The analyses reveal stark differences in the representation of different socio-economic groups. The political views of elected national representatives are far more similar to those of rich, higher educated citizens than to those with less income and education. Moreover, a… 
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