Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/168197
Authors: 
Slotwinski, Michaela
Stutzer, Alois
Gorinas, Cédric
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2017: Alternative Geld- und Finanzarchitekturen - Session: Migration D11-V3
Abstract: 
In the face of migration and concerns about integration, we investigate how the right to vote in local elections affects immigrants’ compliance with the law. In our study for Denmark, we exploit an institutional regulation that grants foreigners local voting rights after three years of stay. Relying on register data, we find causal evidence that the first possibility to vote considerably reduces the number of legal offenses of non-Western male immigrants in the time after elections.
JEL: 
D02
K42
J15
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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