Previous findings suggest that income inequality leads to lower legal quality. This paper argues that voters' tolerance of inequality exerts an additional influence. Empirical findings suggest that inequality leads to lower legal quality due to its effect on trust while the tolerance of inequality, proxied by the political ideology of the median voter, exerts an independent influence.
Legal Quality; Inequality; Tolerance; Political Economy; Social Capital
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European Public Choice Society Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany, 2004