Inequality in democracy: Insights from an empirical analysis of political dynasties in the 15th Philippine Congress

  title={Inequality in democracy: Insights from an empirical analysis of political dynasties in the 15th Philippine Congress},
  author={Ronald Umali Mendoza and Edsel L. Beja and Victor S. Venida and David Barua Yap},
  journal={Philippine Political Science Journal},
  pages={132 - 145}
This article presents metrics to estimate the size of political dynasties in the 15th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines and analyze the relationship between political dynasty and socio-economic outcomes. Results show that political dynasties comprise 70% of jurisdiction-based legislators in the current Congress. They possess higher net worth and win elections by larger margins of victory compared to those not belonging to political dynasties. Jurisdictions of political dynasties are… 

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