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dc.contributor.authorBertocchi, Graziellaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDimico, Arcangeloen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-01en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:04:11Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:04:11Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62368-
dc.description.abstractWe evaluate the empirical relevance of de facto vs. de jure determinants of political power in the U.S. South between the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century. We apply a variety of estimation techniques to a previously unexploited dataset on voter registration by race covering the counties of Mississippi in 1896, shortly after the introduction of the 1890 voting restrictions encoded in the state constitution. Our results indicate that de jure voting restrictions reduce black registration but that black disfranchisement starts well before 1890 and is more intense where a black majority represents a threat to the de facto power of white elites. Moreover, the effect of race becomes stronger after 1890 suggesting that the de jure barriers may have served the purpose of institutionalizing a de facto condition of disfranchisement.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit |x6741en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelN41en_US
dc.subject.jelO43en_US
dc.subject.jelP16en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordraceen_US
dc.subject.keywordvotingen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstitutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordeducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.stwWahlrechten_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Diskriminierungen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwarzeen_US
dc.subject.stwMachten_US
dc.subject.stwMississippi (Staat)en_US
dc.titleDe jure and de facto determinants of power: Evidence from Mississippien_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn720522722en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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