Working Papers, Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus
Legal Quality, Inequality, and Tolerance
Abstract: Previous findings suggest that income inequality leads to
lower legal quality. This paper
argues that voters’ tolerance of
inequality exerts an additional influence. Empirical
that inequality leads to lower legal quality due to its effect on trust
while the tolerance of inequality, proxied by the political ideology of the
exerts an independent influence.
Keywords: Legal Quality; Inequality; Tolerance; Political Economy; Social Capital; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: D63; K40; Z13; (follow links to similar papers)
30 pages, May 27, 2004
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