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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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/10079/85c38a39-ac0d-45cf-9fed-d88ffdc49d54, ISPS Data Archive.


Tiffany Davenport

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

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Field date: 
June 15, 2010
Field Date: 
1969 - 1972
Location details: 
New Hampshire
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Sample size: 
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 singlevoting 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.
Son received a random sequence number (RSN) beneath the respective lottery ceiling (the highest number called in a given year).
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Outcome measures: 
Voter turnout (for parents of sons)
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