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

dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorHarjunen, Oskari
dc.contributor.authorSaarimaa, Tuukka
dc.contributor.authorTukiainen, Janne
dc.contributor.departmentReal Estate
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Economics
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Turku
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Built Environmenten
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Economicsen
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-23T06:07:18Z
dc.date.available2023-08-23T06:07:18Z
dc.date.embargoinfo:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2024-05-25
dc.date.issued2023-07
dc.descriptionPublisher Copyright: © 2023 Southern Political Science Association. All rights reserved.
dc.description.abstractWe 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.en
dc.description.versionPeer revieweden
dc.format.extent16
dc.format.extent860-875
dc.identifier.citationHarjunen , O , Saarimaa , T & Tukiainen , J 2023 , ' Love Thy (Elected) Neighbor? Residential Segregation, Political Representation, and Local Public Goods ' , Journal of Politics , vol. 85 , no. 3 , pp. 860-875 . https://doi.org/10.1086/723983en
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/723983
dc.identifier.issn0022-3816
dc.identifier.issn1468-2508
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dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/122631
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-202308234977
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Politicsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 85, issue 3en
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dc.titleLove Thy (Elected) Neighbor? Residential Segregation, Political Representation, and Local Public Goodsen
dc.typeA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessäfi
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