Love Thy (Elected) Neighbor? Residential Segregation, Political Representation, and Local Public Goods

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Abstrakti

We study geographic political representation and geographic distribution of local public goods within local jurisdictions with at-large proportional representation elections. We use detailed geo-coded data on politicians, the electorate, and elementary schools. Descriptive analysis reveals that poorer neighborhoods are underrepresented and that local politicians have a strong support base in their home neighborhoods. Based on randomized election outcomes due to personal vote count ties, geographic representation has a causal effect on school closures. The probability of closure is cut in half when a candidate living close to the school is randomly elected. High-income residents react to closures by moving away from the neighborhood, thus reinforcing segregation.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut860-875
Sivumäärä16
JulkaisuJournal of Politics
Vuosikerta85
Numero3
Varhainen verkossa julkaisun päivämäärä25 toukok. 2023
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - heinäk. 2023
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä

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