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Economic Voting and Electoral Behavior: How do individual, local, and national factors affect the partisan choice?

Leigh, Andrew


What impact do income and other demographic factors have on a voter's partisan choice? Using post-election surveys of 14,000 voters in 10 Australian elections between 1966 and 2001, I explore the impact that individual, local, and national factors have on voters' decisions. In these 10 elections, the poor, foreign-born, younger voters, voters born since 1950, men, and those who are unmarried are more likely to be left-wing. Over the past 35 years, the partisan gap between men and women has...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Economics and Politics
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0343.2005.00154.x


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