The Affordable Care Act at the State Legislative District Level: Evaluating the Politics of Representation and Sources of Influence

Awarded Scholars:
Boris Shor, University of Houston
Project Date:
Dec 2018
Award Amount:

Political scientist Boris Shor will study the extent to which state legislators represent their constituents’ preferences about health care. He will use newly available data on ideology, roll-call votes, and interest groups—some of it collected by him—and gather new opinion data from different states to compare legislators' responsiveness to constituents across districts. He will also investigate the extent to which factors such as partisanship, ideology, special interests, and constituency opinions and needs affect legislators' behavior.


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