TITLE

Electoral Turnout and State Redistribution: A Cross-National Study of Fourteen Developed Countries

AUTHOR(S)
Mahler, Vincent A.; Jesuitz, David K.; Paradowski, Piotr R.
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
Political Research Quarterly;Jun2014, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p361
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study explores the relationship between electoral participation and income redistribution by way of social transfers, using data from the European Social Survey, the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems, and the Luxembourg Income Study. It extends previous research by measuring the income skew of turnout rather than using average turnout as a proxy for its income bias. We find that, controlling for a number of other variables, the income skew of turnout is negatively related to transfer redistribution and that electoral participation by those in poverty is positively associated with redistribution in their favor.
ACCESSION #
96157265

 

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