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Policy-Induced Risk and Responsive Participation: The Effect of a Son’s Conscription Risk on the Voting Behavior of His Parents

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Author(s): 

Tiffany C. Davenport

ISPS ID: 
D119
Keyword(s): 
Research design: 
Data type: 
Administrative
Data source(s): 

Author; New Hampshire State Library; New Hampshire town clerk offices.

Data source information: 

Vital statistics records available from the New Hampshire State Library; voter checklists from New Hampshire town clerks.

Suggested citation: “Tiffany C. Davenport, 2014, Replication materials for ‘Policy-Induced Risk and Responsive Participation: The Effect of a Son’s Conscription Risk on the Voting Behavior of His Parents,’ http://hdl.handle.net/10079/69p8db2, ISPS Data Archive.”

Field date: 
June 15, 2010
Location: 
Location details: 
New Hampshire
Unit of observation: 
Individuals
Sample size: 
7,093
Inclusion/exclusion: 
The 1969 lottery was reported to determine the fate of a draft pool of 850,000 men nationally; The study sample consists of 7,093 mothers and fathers of 3,933 draft-eligible men born in 167 small towns in New Hampshire from 1950 to 1952. Every son in the sample was assigned a lottery number in the 1969, 1970, or 1971 draft lottery, depending on his date of birth. Towns were included if they consisted of a single voting district and if vital statistics information from 1950 to 1952 and turnout data from 1964, 1968, and 1972 were all available.
Randomization procedure: 
Random assignment of induction priority in the Vietnam draft lotteries: In the first draft in 1969, 13 of 366 possible birth dates were drawn. Parents were also assigned numbers signifying draft risk; the probability that parents were assigned to high draft risk (a low number) is a function not only of the year in which a son was born, but also of how many sons they had.
Treatment: 
Son received a random sequence number (RSN) beneath the respective lottery ceiling (the highest number called in a given year).
Treatment administration: 
Mail
Outcome measures: 
Voter turnout (for parents of sons)
Archive date: 
2015
Archive contributor: 
Limor Peer
Owner: 
Author
Owner contact: 

isps(at)yale(dot)edu

Terms of use: 

Academic, non-commercial; see ISPS Terms of Use http://isps.yale.edu/research/data/terms-of-use

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