The income distribution of voters: a case study from Germany
Autor: Carina Engelhardt and Andreas Wagener
Nummer: 586, Mar 2017, pp. 13
JEL-Class: D72, H53, D31
Although voter turnout in the 2013 general election to the German Bundestag differed considerably across income brackets, the income distribution of voters did not differ, in a statistically significant way, from that of the entire population. The non-uniform turnout, thus, is unlikely to affect the political support for, or the feasibility of, policies that are sensitive with respect to the income distribution.
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