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dc.contributor.authorWhite, Ariel R.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-23T16:57:04Z
dc.date.available2020-11-23T16:57:04Z
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.date.submitted2018-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/128562
dc.description.abstractContact with the criminal legal system has been shown to reduce individuals’ political participation, but its effect on friends and family members is less clear. Do people who see loved ones arrested or incarcerated become mobilized to change the system, or do they withdraw from political life? I address this question using administrative data from one large county, identifying registered voters who live with someone facing misdemeanor charges. Court records and vote histories allow me to accurately measure proximate criminal justice exposure and voting for a broader sample of people than survey data would. Using case timing for arrests shortly before and shortly after the election allows me to avoid bias from omitted variables. I find evidence of a short-term demobilization effect for people who see household members convicted or jailed in the weeks before the election, but no evidence of a lasting turnout effect from these experiences.en_US
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)en_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0003055418000862en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alikeen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/en_US
dc.sourceMIT web domainen_US
dc.titleFamily Matters? Voting Behavior in Households with Criminal Justice Contacten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationWhite, Ariel. "Family Matters? Voting Behavior in Households with Criminal Justice Contact." American Political Science Review 113, 2 (December 2018): 607-613 © 2018 American Political Science Associationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Political Scienceen_US
dc.relation.journalAmerican Political Science Reviewen_US
dc.eprint.versionOriginal manuscripten_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/NonPeerRevieweden_US
dc.date.updated2020-06-15T17:06:24Z
dspace.date.submission2020-06-15T17:06:26Z
mit.journal.volume113en_US
mit.journal.issue2en_US
mit.licenseOPEN_ACCESS_POLICY


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