Hana Brown, Ankit Rastogi & I published this paper in Sociological Perspectives recently. The full paper is here. If you need access, just let me know.
We show that
- The standard finding about a steep class gradient in voting does not really apply to Black Americans – there no statistically significant difference in levels of voting between higher- and lower-income Black people who are similar in terms of age, education, gender, etc.
- Lower-income Black people actually vote at higher rates than otherwise-similar White people.
- Lower-income Black women vote at higher rates than any other low-income group (controlling for education, age, etc etc).