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Replication data for: Employment, Wages, and Voter Turnout

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Charles, Kerwin Kofi
  • Stephens, Melvin, Jr.
Publication Date
2013-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Using county-level data across several decades, and various OLS and TSLS models, we find that higher local wages and employment lower turnout in elections for governor, senator, US Congress and state House of Representatives, but have no effect on presidential turnout. We also find that the share of people voting in one election but not in another on the same ballot increases as local labor market conditions improve. We argue that these results are most consistent with information-based models of voting, and use individual level panel data to show that increased employment lowers media usage and political knowledge.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.5.4.111 (Text)
Publications
  • Charles, Kerwin Kofi, and Melvin Stephens. “Employment, Wages, and Voter Turnout.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 5, no. 4 (October 2013): 111–43. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.5.4.111.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.5.4.111 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2020-04-17

Charles, Kerwin Kofi; Stephens, Melvin, Jr. (2013): Replication data for: Employment, Wages, and Voter Turnout. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113864V1-23757