Articles by Matt Polacko

05 2021

Can policy choice reduce the income gap in voting?

Matt Polacko
The rich are more likely to vote than the poor. This, along with income inequality, are increasing phenomena across the West. Matt Polacko introduces supply-side logic to reveal that higher levels of income inequality are indeed associated with reduced voting rates, and a wider income gap in turnout. However, it is possible to mitigate both […]
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Matt Polacko
PhD Candidate, Royal Holloway, University of London

Matt's thesis examines the effects of income inequality on political behaviour.

He also has research interests in inequality, political economy, social democracy, and voting.

Matt has published in Party Politics, Political Studies, West European Politics, and American Behavioral Scientist.

Follow him on Twitter @mattpolacko

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