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Geographic Mobility, Social Connections and Voter Turnout

Dowding, Keith; John, Peter; Rubenson, Daniel


It is known that those recently moved are less likely to vote. If the decision to vote is a cost-benefit calculation, then those intending to move may also be less likely to vote as they will not be affected by the local result. This self-interested calculation might be mitigated if people vote sociotropically. We show that the effect of intending to move is conditional on levels of social capital: those who have invested in their community are less affected by their intention to move in their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties
DOI: 10.1080/17457289.2011.634589


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