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Jeffrey W. Ladewig
American Politics | Political Science
The study compares a measure of income inequality with polarization scores of U.S. Representatives from the 104th to the 109th Congresses. It attempts to explain the link, on the abstract level, between high inequality and high polarization. The end findings indicate that inequality increases a Representative's likelihood to act liberally.
O'Brien, Robert, "Splitsville: A Study of Income Inequality and Political Polarization in the United States House of Representatives" (2009). Honors Scholar Theses. Paper 84.