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In times of growth, states with Democratic governments are more able to stimulate employment than those with conservative ones

Witko, Christopher and Kelly, Nate (2014) In times of growth, states with Democratic governments are more able to stimulate employment than those with conservative ones. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (20 Nov 2014). Website.

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Abstract

In the years following the Great Recession, unemployment rates have varied markedly across U.S. states. While much of this is down to national trends, how do state politics influence unemployment levels? In new research, Christopher Witko and Nate Kelly find that while in recessions, both Republican and Democratic governments have little effect on unemployment rates, during times of increasing growth, states with Democratic governments see larger reductions in unemployment. They argue that liberal governments have more freedom to introduce policies that stimulate employment such as consumption spending when growth is on the rise.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors, USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 13:35
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2021 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60410

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