Television and voting in Catalonia
Durán, Iván Mauricio
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada

Imprint: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada 2016
Description: 57 p.
Abstract: To what extent can be electoral results in Catalonia explained by the exposure of individuals to television? This paper sheds light on this question by looking into the effect of TV3 on two distinguished political outcomes in the 1984 Catalan Parliamentary election. The outcomes of interest are voter turnout and the vote share of Convergència i Unió (CiU), one of the strongest political forces in Catalonia who has mainly driven the channel since its creation. We resort to a natural experiment based on the geographically differentiated expansion of TV3 in Catalonia. Using a Difference-in-Differences Kernel matching method, we found that the introduction of TV3 caused an increase both in the voter turnout and the CiU vote share in the 1984 Catalan parliamentary elections.
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Language: Anglès.
Series: Documents de treball
Series: Document de treball (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada) ; 16.03
Document: workingPaper
Subject: Sociologia política ; Vot ; 1984 ; Catalunya ; Eleccions ; Mitjans de comunicació ; Media ; Elections ; Voting behaviour ; Natural experiment ; Difference-in-Differences

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