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How government spending goes to certain voters – and shapes inequality

By Jeevun Sandher, PhD Candidate - Department of Political Economy, King's College London
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Governments face pressure in the years ahead to ramp up social security payments to help people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. However, in the UK, it has historically been voters who support the parties of government who get the money. My research, outlined in a paper awaiting full review, shows how this redistribution has contributed to inequality and poverty over the years.


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