Real but Unequal Representation in Welfare State Reform

  title={Real but Unequal Representation in Welfare State Reform},
  author={Wouter Schakel and Brian Burgoon and Arm{\`e}n Hakhverdian},
  journal={Politics \& Society},
  pages={131 - 163}
Scholars have long debated whether welfare policymaking in industrialized democracies is responsive to citizen preferences and whether such policymaking is more responsive to rich than to poor citizens. Debate has been hampered, however, by difficulties in matching data on attitudes toward particular policies to data on changes in the generosity of actual policies. This article uses better, more targeted measures of policy change that allow more valid exploration of responsiveness for a… 

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