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Replication data for: Do 40-Year-Old Facts Still Matter? Long-Run Effects of Federal Oversight under the Voting Rights Act

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1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Ang, Desmond
Publication Date
2019-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    In 2013, the Supreme Court struck down parts of the Voting Rights Act that mandated federal oversight of election laws in discriminatory jurisdictions, prompting a spate of controversial new voting rules. Utilizing difference-in-differences to examine the act's 1975 revision, I provide the first estimates of the effects of "preclearance" oversight. I find that preclearance increased long-run voter turnout by 4-8 percentage points, due to lasting gains in minority participation. Surprisingly, Democratic support dropped sharply in areas subject to oversight. Using historical survey and newspaper data, I provide evidence that this was the result of political backlash among racially conservative whites.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20170572 (Text)
Publications
  • Ang, Desmond. “Do 40-Year-Old Facts Still Matter? Long-Run Effects of Federal Oversight under the Voting Rights Act.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11, no. 3 (July 2019): 1–53. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20170572.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20170572 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Ang, Desmond (2019): Replication data for: Do 40-Year-Old Facts Still Matter? Long-Run Effects of Federal Oversight under the Voting Rights Act. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116363V1