The effect of randomized school admissions on voter participation

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There is little causal evidence on the effect of economic and policy outcomes on voting behavior. This paper uses randomized outcomes from a school choice lottery to examine if lottery outcomes affect voting behavior in a school board election.We show that losing the lottery has no significant impact on overall voting behavior; however, among white families… (More)

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@inproceedings{Hastings2006TheEO, title={The effect of randomized school admissions on voter participation}, author={Justine S. Hastings and Thomas J. Kane and Douglas O. Staiger and Jeffrey M. Weinstein and Joseph Altonji and Steve Berry and Judy Chevalier and Steven Coate and Matthew Gentzkow and Fabian Lange and Steven Ross}, year={2006} }