inequality, democracy, turnout, industrialized, voter
This paper investigates economic inequality and voter turnout in a sample of 21 industrialized democracies using a pooled time series model of elections from 1970 to 1999. The findings demonstrate a connection between inequality and voter turnout wherein increases in inequality lead to reductions in voter turnout. The ramifications for democratic accountability and representative democracy are discussed.
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Master of Arts (M.A.)
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Freeman, Benjamin, "Investigating Economic Inequality And Voter Turnout In The Industrialized Democracies" (2005). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 319.