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Industrialization, turnout, and left-wing vote

Giuseppe Albanese () and Guido de Blasio ()

Economics Letters, 2021, vol. 206, issue C

Abstract: By using an instrumental-variable framework for municipality-level data referring to Italy’s First Republic (1951–1991), we show that industrialization caused an increase in voter turnout and a very pronounced rise in left-wing votes.

Keywords: Industrialization; Turnout; Election results (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O1 P16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2021.109973

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