Institutions, Partisanship, and Inequality in the Long Run

  title={Institutions, Partisanship, and Inequality in the Long Run},
  author={Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage},
  journal={World Politics},
  pages={215 - 253}
It has been widely suggested by political scientists and economists, based on empirical evidence for the period since 1970, that the institution of centralized wage bargaining and the presence of a government of the left are associated with lower levels of income inequality. The authors make use of new data on top income shares as well as long-run series on wage inequality to examine the effects of partisanship and wage bargaining over a much longer time period, nearly the entire twentieth… 

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