State legislative political polarization and income inequality in the United States

Grant Type: doctoral

Grant Year: 2015

Grant Amount: $15,000

Grant description:

Political polarization and income inequality have both been on the rise since the 1980s. This project will explore whether increases in state-level income inequality within the United States have led to increases in nation-wide polarization. The researchers will explore to what extent changes in state-level inequality affect the ideological positions of parties within state chambers, as well as the median ideological positions of overall chambers.

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