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Had austerity not happened, Leave support could have been up to 10 lower

Fetzer, Thiemo (2018) Had austerity not happened, Leave support could have been up to 10 lower. British Politics and Policy at LSE (01 Aug 2018). Website.

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Abstract

A series of cuts since the Coalition government curtailed the welfare state, activating this way a range of existing economic grievances. As a result, in districts that received the average austerity shock UKIP vote shares were up, compared to districts with little exposure to austerity. Thiemo Fetzer writes that the tight link between UKIP vote shares and an area's support for Leave implies that, had austerity not happened, the referendum could have been in favour of Remain.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/did-auste...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
JEL classification: H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H55 - Social Security and Public Pensions
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I38 - Government Policy; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2019 09:55
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91478

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