Quotation Louis-Sidois, Charles, Etienne, FIze. 2020. Military service and political behavior: Evidence from France. European Economic Review. 122


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We investigate the impact of compulsory military service on turnout and political preferences. Exploiting the suspension of mandatory conscription for French men, we observe a significant and positive impact of military service on turnout. We estimate that the service increases turnout by approximately 7 percentage points. We also investigate the impact of conscription on political preferences. When we control for selection into the military service, we observe no support for a change in preferences of former conscripts.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal European Economic Review
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, VW-A, WH-B
Language English
Title Military service and political behavior: Evidence from France
Volume 122
Year 2020
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014292119302259
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2019.103364
Open Access N

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Louis-Sidois, Charles (Details)
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Etienne, FIze (Sciences Po, France)
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Department of Economics (Berger) (Details)
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