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The impact of economic assets on party choice in Australia

Hellwig, Timothy; McAllister, Ian


While there is general agreement that economic voting matters, there is less agreement on how to measure it. This paper examines the most recent conceptualization of economic voting: the ownership of economic assets or “patrimonial” voting. Using the 2016 Australian Election Study survey, we show that property ownership and, especially, share ownership were significant influences on party choice. By contrast, ownership of an investment property or a personal superannuation fund had no...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties
DOI: 10.1080/17457289.2017.1408632


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