skip to content
Employment, wages and voter turnout Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Employment, wages and voter turnout

Author: Kerwin Kofi Charles; Melvin Stephens; National Bureau of Economic Research.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : National Bureau of Economic Research, ©2011.
Series: Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research), no. 17270.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
This paper argues that, since activities that provide political information are complementary with leisure, increased labor market activity should lower turnout, but should do so least in prominent elections where information is ubiquitous. Using official county-level voting data and a variety of OLS and TSLS models, we find that increases in wages and employment: reduce voter turnout in gubernatorial elections by a  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kerwin Kofi Charles; Melvin Stephens; National Bureau of Economic Research.
OCLC Number: 745912446
Description: 1 online resource (29, [20] pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Title: Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research), no. 17270.
Responsibility: Kerwin Kofi Charles, Melvin Stephens Jr.

Abstract:

This paper argues that, since activities that provide political information are complementary with leisure, increased labor market activity should lower turnout, but should do so least in prominent elections where information is ubiquitous. Using official county-level voting data and a variety of OLS and TSLS models, we find that increases in wages and employment: reduce voter turnout in gubernatorial elections by a significant amount; have no effect on Presidential turnout; and raise the share of persons voting in a Presidential election who do not vote on a House of Representative election on the same ballot. We argue that this pattern (which contradicts some previous findings in the literature) can be fully accounted for by an information argument, and is either inconsistent with or not fully explicable by arguments based on citizens' psychological motivations to vote in good or bad times; changes in logistical voting costs; or transitory migration. Using individual-level panel data methods and multiple years' data from the American National Election Study (ANES) we confirm that increases in employment lead to less use of the media and reduced political knowledge, and present associational individual evidence that corroborates our main argument.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/745912446> # Employment, wages and voter turnout
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "745912446" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/981141432#Place/cambridge_mass> ; # Cambridge, Mass.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/981141432#Topic/voting_economic_aspects_united_states> ; # Voting--Economic aspects--United States
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1169239> ; # Voting--Economic aspects
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1161241> ; # Unemployment--Political aspects
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/981141432#Topic/unemployment_political_aspects_united_states> ; # Unemployment--Political aspects--United States
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/127108210> ; # National Bureau of Economic Research.
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/72454871> ; # Melvin Stephens
    schema:copyrightYear "2011" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/3547329> ; # Kerwin Kofi Charles
    schema:datePublished "2011" ;
    schema:description "This paper argues that, since activities that provide political information are complementary with leisure, increased labor market activity should lower turnout, but should do so least in prominent elections where information is ubiquitous. Using official county-level voting data and a variety of OLS and TSLS models, we find that increases in wages and employment: reduce voter turnout in gubernatorial elections by a significant amount; have no effect on Presidential turnout; and raise the share of persons voting in a Presidential election who do not vote on a House of Representative election on the same ballot. We argue that this pattern (which contradicts some previous findings in the literature) can be fully accounted for by an information argument, and is either inconsistent with or not fully explicable by arguments based on citizens' psychological motivations to vote in good or bad times; changes in logistical voting costs; or transitory migration. Using individual-level panel data methods and multiple years' data from the American National Election Study (ANES) we confirm that increases in employment lead to less use of the media and reduced political knowledge, and present associational individual evidence that corroborates our main argument."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/981141432> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/981141432#Series/nber_working_paper_series> ; # NBER working paper series ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/981141432#Series/working_paper_series_national_bureau_of_economic_research> ; # Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) ;
    schema:name "Employment, wages and voter turnout"@en ;
    schema:productID "745912446" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/745912446#PublicationEvent/cambridge_mass_national_bureau_of_economic_research_2011> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/981141432#Agent/national_bureau_of_economic_research> ; # National Bureau of Economic Research
    schema:url <http://papers.nber.org/papers/w17270> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/745912446> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/981141432#Agent/national_bureau_of_economic_research> # National Bureau of Economic Research
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "National Bureau of Economic Research" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/981141432#Place/cambridge_mass> # Cambridge, Mass.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Cambridge, Mass." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/981141432#Series/nber_working_paper_series> # NBER working paper series ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/745912446> ; # Employment, wages and voter turnout
    schema:name "NBER working paper series ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/981141432#Series/working_paper_series_national_bureau_of_economic_research> # Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/745912446> ; # Employment, wages and voter turnout
    schema:name "Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/981141432#Topic/unemployment_political_aspects_united_states> # Unemployment--Political aspects--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85139643> ;
    schema:name "Unemployment--Political aspects--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/981141432#Topic/voting_economic_aspects_united_states> # Voting--Economic aspects--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85144418> ;
    schema:name "Voting--Economic aspects--United States"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1161241> # Unemployment--Political aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Unemployment--Political aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1169239> # Voting--Economic aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Voting--Economic aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/127108210> # National Bureau of Economic Research.
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "National Bureau of Economic Research." ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/3547329> # Kerwin Kofi Charles
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Charles" ;
    schema:givenName "Kerwin Kofi" ;
    schema:name "Kerwin Kofi Charles" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/72454871> # Melvin Stephens
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Stephens" ;
    schema:givenName "Melvin" ;
    schema:name "Melvin Stephens" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.