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Voting and peer effects: Experimental evidence from Mozambique

Abstract:

Voter education campaigns often aim to increase voter participation and political accountability. Randomized interventions were implemented nationwide during the 2009 Mozambican elections using leaflets, text messaging, and a free newspaper. We study the local peer effects triggered by the campaign. We investigate whether treatment effects are transmitted through social networks and geographical proximity at the village level. For individuals personally targeted by the campaign, we estimate t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1086/700634

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Fafchamps, M More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
International Development
Vicente, PC More by this author
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Economic Development and Cultural Change Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
2
Pages:
567-605
Publication date:
2018-09-21
Acceptance date:
2018-01-23
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EISSN:
1539-2988
ISSN:
0013-0079
Pubs id:
pubs:836636
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uuid:f357304a-1bdb-4bab-9d3f-ca43868127f2
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836636
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pubs:836636

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