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

Abstract: 
This article studies the extent to which differences or inequality in policy congruence between higher and lower educated voters are moderated by policy domains. Instead of measuring inequality across all areas of policy, this study takes a policy domainspecific 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 fi nd, overall, only small and unsubstantial, though signifi cant, differences, in policy congruence between higher and lower educated voters, in favor of the former. 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 economic policy. At the same time, differences in policy congruence are lower in the area of spatial planning. Studying inequality in policy congruence across policy domains thus hides more complex patterns of representational bias.
Publication year: 
2016
Journal Title: 
Res Publica
Volume: 
58
Issue: 
1
Page(s): 
59-80
Publication Type: 
Peer-reviewed Article