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How Black Candidates Affect Voter Turnout

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    Both Black and White voter turnout increases 2-3 percentage points with each Black Democrat on the ballot. Given the groups' representations in the population, the White response is numerically greater. Whites of both parties are less likely to vote for their parties' candidate when s/he is Black. The turnout findings are not explained away by voter, election, or politician characteristics. However the fact that there is no turnout response to Black Republicans suggests that a perception of Blacks' ideology may be a factor.

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    Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 11915.

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    Date of creation: Jan 2006
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    Publication status: published as Washington, Ebonya. "How Black Candidates Affect Voter Turnout," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2006, v121(3,Aug), 973-998.
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    1. Bhalotra, Sonia R. & Clots-Figueras, Irma & Iyer, Lakshmi, 2013. "Path-Breakers: How Does Women's Political Participation Respond to Electoral Success?," IZA Discussion Papers 7771, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat & Ebonya L. Washington, 2007. "Segregation and Black Political Efficacy," NBER Working Papers 13606, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Ananat, Elizabeth Oltmans & Washington, Ebonya, 2008. "Segregation and Black Political Efficacy," Working Papers, Yale University, Department of Economics 30, Yale University, Department of Economics.
    4. Ananat, Elizabeth Oltmans & Washington, Ebonya, 2009. "Segregation and Black political efficacy," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 93(5-6), pages 807-822, June.
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    6. Gregory Price, 2008. "NEA Presidential Address: Black Economists of the World You Cite!!," The Review of Black Political Economy, Springer, Springer, vol. 35(1), pages 1-12, March.
    7. Mori, Yuko & Kurosaki, Takashi, 2013. "Does Political Reservation Affect Voting Behavior? Empirical Evidence from India," CEI Working Paper Series, Center for Economic Institutions, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University 2012-09, Center for Economic Institutions, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
    8. Alexandre Mas & Enrico Moretti, 2009. "Racial Bias in the 2008 Presidential Election," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 99(2), pages 323-29, May.

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