The State Wealth-Legislative Compensation Effect

  title={The State Wealth-Legislative Compensation Effect},
  author={P. Squire},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Political Science},
  pages={1 - 18}
  • P. Squire
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • Canadian Journal of Political Science
  • Abstract. Legislative scholars have paid almost no attention to explanations for the level of compensation provided to legislators, either within a country or cross-nationally, despite its importance to members and institutions. I posit a simple theory based on state wealth to explain differences in legislative pay. I test this theory using two novel data sets, one on 35 national assemblies, the other on subnational assemblies in Australia, Canada, Germany and the United States. Analysis of… CONTINUE READING
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