Replication Data for: Youth Enfranchisement, Political Responsiveness, and Education Expenditure: Evidence from the U.S.
- Russo, Alessia (BI Norwegian Business School)
- Lancia, Francesco (University of Salerno)
- Dimico, Arcangelo (Queens' University Belfast)
- Bertocchi, Graziella (University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia)
AbstractWe examine the link between the political participation of the young and fiscal policies in the U.S. We generate exogenous variation in participation using the passage of preregistration laws, which allow the young to register before being eligible to vote. After documenting that preregistration promotes youth enfranchisement, we show that preregistration shifts state government spending toward higher education, the type of spending for which the young have the strongest preference. A 1% increase in youth voter turnout generates a 0.77% increase in higher education spending. The results collectively suggest political responsiveness to the needs of the newly enfranchised constituency.
1980-01-01 / 2014-12-31Time Period: Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1980--Wed Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2014
United States of America
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