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Naar een voorwaardelijk model van ongelijkheid in vertegenwoordiging : Een onderzoek naar het moderatie-effect van beleidsdomeinen op ongelijkheid in beleidscongruentie

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  • Christophe Lesschaeve orcid logo

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This article studies the extent to which differences or inequality in policy congruence between higher and lower educated voters are moderated by policy domains. lnstead of measuring inequality across all areas of policy, this study takes a policy domain-specific approach. The analyses are based on a dataset containing voters and party positions on 50 policy statements, gathered in the run-up to the 2009 regional election in Belgium largest region, Flanders. We find, overall, only small and unsubstantial, though significant, differences, in policy congruence between higher and lower educated voters, in favor of the farmer. However, we find a much larger representational bias towards higher educated when we look at transportation, culture and media, immigration, tax and budgetary policy, and economie policy. At the same time, differences in policy congruence are lower as regards spatial planning . Studying inequality in policy congruence across policy domains thus hides more complex patterns of representational bias.

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Lesschaeve, C., (2016) “Naar een voorwaardelijk model van ongelijkheid in vertegenwoordiging : Een onderzoek naar het moderatie-effect van beleidsdomeinen op ongelijkheid in beleidscongruentie”, Res Publica 58(1), p.59-80.

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30 Mar 2016
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