Title

Legislative ratings as a metric of goal cohesion within interest groups: Business vs. labor

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1987

Abstract

This study investigates the instrumental goals of business and labor by analyzing legislative ratings issued by a number of organizations. Results indicate that the business community is more diverse in its political goals than is the labor community. The methodology employed is as follows. First, a business/labor categorical scheme is validated by using cluster analysis. Next, the degree of cohesion of the goals of business is compared with that of labor. Euclidean distance, which represents the degree of dissimilarity in the evaluation of Congress, is the metric used for this purpose. © 1987 Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.

Publication Title

Public Choice

Volume

53

Issue

1

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