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Higher voter turnout does not necessarily lead to greater representation for the poor, or to greater government spending

Barnes, Lucy (2014) Higher voter turnout does not necessarily lead to greater representation for the poor, or to greater government spending. LSE American Politics and Policy (12 Feb 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Recent months have seen concern over voter identification measures that have been introduced that may have the effect of reducing turnout among voters from low income groups. While many maintain that greater turnout among those on low incomes will mean that government spends more on those groups, new research from Lucy Barnes casts doubts on these accounts. Looking at differences in government spending, and spending targeted towards the poor, across the American states between 1978 and 2002, she finds that with turnout at such a low level at this point, any increases will have little relationship with levels of government spending.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2014 11:02
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2019 23:36
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58732

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