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Constituency Service and Incumbency Advantage (ICPSR 1108) RSS

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The article addresses the long-standing discrepancy between scholarly support for the effect of constituency service performed by U.S. legislators on the electoral advantages of incumbency and the large body of contradictory empirical evidence. It first demonstrates that many of the methodological problems noticed in past research reduce to a single measurement problem that is readily resolved. The core of the article then provides among the first systematic empirical evidence for the constituency service hypothesis.

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King, Gary. Constituency Service and Incumbency Advantage. ICPSR01108-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995-10-12. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01108.v1

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Subject Terms:   legislators, political behavior, public officials, voters, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   United States

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Related dataset: ICPSR 06311. These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

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