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Replication data for: Political Parties and Labor-Market Outcomes: Evidence from US States

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Beland, Louis-Philippe
Publication Date
2015-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper estimates the causal impact of the party allegiance (Republican or Democratic) of US governors on labor-market outcomes. I match gubernatorial elections with March Current Population Survey (CPS) data for income years 1977 to 2008. Using a regression discontinuity design, I find that Democratic governors cause an increase in the annual hours worked by blacks relative to whites, which leads to a reduction in the racial earnings gap between black and white workers. The results are consistent and robust to using a wide range of models, controls, and specifications. (JEL D72, J15, J22, J31, R23)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20120387 (Text)
Publications
  • Beland, Louis-Philippe. “Political Parties and Labor-Market Outcomes: Evidence from US States.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 7, no. 4 (October 2015): 198–220. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20120387.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20120387 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Beland, Louis-Philippe (2015): Replication data for: Political Parties and Labor-Market Outcomes: Evidence from US States. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113580V1