Perquisite Employment in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1960-1976 The Influence of Generational Change

@inproceedings{Born1982PerquisiteEI,
  title={Perquisite Employment in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1960-1976 The Influence of Generational Change},
  author={Richard Born},
  year={1982}
}
It has commonly been argued that freshman House members elected since the mid-1960s have been unusually aggressive in tending to their districts, but those making this case have relied upon impressionistic evidence. The analysis performed in this study shows that a generational change did indeed occur in the mid-1960s; freshman use of perquisites with value in cultivating constituent support has risen relative to that of veteran incumbents. Such disproportionate perquisite reliance by the "new… CONTINUE READING

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