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Constituency Service and Incumbency Advantage

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • King, Gary (Harvard University)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
legislators; political behavior; public officials; voters; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    The article addresses the long-standing discrepancy between scholarly support for the effect of constituency service performed by U.S. legislators on the electoral advantages of incumbency and the large body of contradictory empirical evidence. It first demonstrates that many of the methodological problems noticed in past research reduce to a single measurement problem that is readily resolved. The core of the article then provides among the first systematic empirical evidence for the constituency service hypothesis.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • Related dataset: ICPSR 06311. These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 1108 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Fastnow, Chris, Grant, J. Tobin, Rudolph, Thomas J.. Holy Roll Calls: Religious Tradition and Voting Behavior in the U.S. House. Social Science Quarterly.80, (4), 687-701.1999.
  • King, Gary. Constituency Service and Incumbency Advantage. British Journal of Political Science.21, (1), 119-128.1991.
    • ID: 10.1017/S0007123400006062 (DOI)
  • Gelman, Andrew, King, Gary. Estimating Incumbency Advantage without Bias. American Journal of Political Science.34, (4), 1142-1164.1990.
    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

King, Gary (1995): Constituency Service and Incumbency Advantage. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.