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Longitudinal Study of Party Change, 1950-1990*
Danish Social Liberal, or the Radical Left Party
(Radikale Venstre)
5.03 Redistribution of Wealth
Conceptual and Operational Definitions

1950

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IN BOTH PROGRAM AND PRACTICE THE RADICAL PARTY HAS SPONSORED PROGRESSIVE INCOME AND INHERITANCE TAXES WHICH HELPED TO REDISTRIBUTE WEALTH TO THE POORER CLASSES. AN EXCEPTION TO THIS OCCURRED IN 1954. ALTHOUGH IN PRINCIPLE SUPPORTING EASING OF THE TAX BURDEN ON WORKERS, THEY OPPOSED THE RESULTANT ADDITIONAL BURDEN ON THE MIDDLE CLASS FOR PRACTICAL REASONS.

1951

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1952

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1953

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1954

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1955

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1956

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1957

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1958

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1959

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1960

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1961

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1962

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1963

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1964

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1965

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1966

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1967

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1968

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1969

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"...taxation/social policy to contribute to equalizing income." (Lars - program, 23 - Patti Goff)

1970

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1971

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"On the basis of this material, we can define a "rightist" position on tax policy as involving the following attitudes: preference for reducing governmental expenditures over tax increases and defence of the interests of home-owners, property-owners and generally middle- to high-income groups. In general, this is the position taken by Agrarian Liberals and Conservatives and to a lesser extent by the Radicals." (Rusk and Borre in Budge, Crewe and Fairlie, 1976, 175 - Patti Goff)

1972

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1973

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1974

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1975

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1976

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1977

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1978

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1979

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1980

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1981

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1982

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1983

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1984

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1985

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1986

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1987

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1988

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1989

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1990

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