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Electoral preference and socioeconomic profile of São Paulo municipality voters, an approach based on electoral geography

Grant number: 14/16555-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2014
Effective date (End): September 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - State and Government
Principal Investigator:George Avelino Filho
Grantee:Reginaldo Gonçalves Junior
Home Institution: Escola de Economia de São Paulo (EESP). Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/15658-1 - Subnational political institutions: a comparative study of Brazilian States, AP.TEM


Electoral geography is a field of geography that investigates the effect of the spacial context on electoral results. Studies using this approach still are relatively rare in Brazil, and mostly concerned with national or statewide elections using aggregated data from municipalities. This proposal focuses on the relationship between voters' socioeconomic profile and their electoral preferences at pooling places level. Consequently, the main question of the proposal would be whether voters' socioeconomic profile affects their electoral preferences.