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AREC SEMINAR SERIES with Emilia Simeonova- "Family Income & Voting Behavior Across Generations: Evidence from an Income Intervention"

Emelia Simeonova - Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business, Economics Department and NBER
When Sep 30, 2019
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where 2200B Symons Hall
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Family Income and Voting Behavior Across Generations: Evidence from an Income Intervention

 

About the Presentation

In this paper, we investigate how exogenous increases in unearned income affect voting in U.S. elections for two generations (parents and children) from the same household. In contrast to expectations made by current models of voting, we find that this income shock had precisely no effect on parents’ voting behaviors. However, we also show that increasing household income has heterogeneous effects on the civic participation of children from different socioeconomic backgrounds. It increases children’s voting propensity among those raised in initially poorer families but has no effect on children from initially richer families—resulting in substantially narrowed voting participation gaps. Our results indicate that positive changes in household income can have substantially differential effects on individual civic participation depending on when they happen during the life course.

Monday, September 30th from 3:30-5 at 2200B Symons Hall

 Emilia Simeonova-Family Income and Voting Behavior Across Generations- Evidence from an Income Intervention.pdf

AREC Seminar Series Presents:  Emilia Simeonova

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