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Replication data for: Government Transfers and Political Support

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  • Manacorda, Marco
  • Miguel, Edward
  • Vigorito, Andrea
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  • Abstract

    This paper estimates the impact of a large anti-poverty cash transfer program, the Uruguayan PANES, on political support for the government that implemented it. Using the discontinuity in program assignment based on a pretreatment eligibility score, we find that beneficiary households are 11 to 13 percentage points more likely to favor the current government relative to the previous government. Political support effects persist after the program ends. Our results are consistent with theories of rational but poorly informed voters who use policy to infer politicians' redistributive preferences or competence, as well as with behavioral economics explanations grounded in reciprocity. (JEL D72, H23, H53, I38, O15, O17)
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.3.3.1 (Text)
  • Manacorda, Marco, Edward Miguel, and Andrea Vigorito. “Government Transfers and Political Support.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 3, no. 3 (July 2011): 1–28.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.3.3.1 (DOI)

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

Manacorda, Marco; Miguel, Edward; Vigorito, Andrea (2011): Replication data for: Government Transfers and Political Support. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.