On Feb 21st, 2023 Pavlos Vasilopoulous and Haley McAvay of the University of York presented their paper ‘Do Neighborhoods Empower or Disenfranchise?
Co-ethnic Concentration, Spatial Disadvantage, and Voter Registration in France’ to the Global Diversity Lab. Drawing on the case of France, this paper uses two unique datasets to explore the role of neighborhoods in shaping voter registration. The authors find that living in a deprived neighborhood hinders the likelihood of registration among most citizens, and yet the effect of spatial proximity to co-ethnics increases registration among citizens of Sub-Saharan, North African and other non-European origins, while depressing it among European-origin citizens. 

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