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A highly mobilized working class produces greater redistributive intervention, provided state structures are open to incorporation of labor organizations into policymaking. Under "class cohesive" party systems, pro-labor governments were more redistributive; otherwise expenditures probably fluctuate with popular insurgency. a T h e basic sampling frame for the cross-national studies comprises all OECD members except those that were nondemocratic through most of the postwar period or had less than 1 million inhabitants ( N = 18).

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