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Does Income Inequality enter into an Aggregate Model of Voter Turnout? Evidence from Canada and Indian States*

J. Stephen Ferris (), Bharatee Bhusana Dash () and Marcel Voia
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Bharatee Bhusana Dash: Department of Economics, Xavier University

No 21-09, Carleton Economic Papers from Carleton University, Department of Economics

Abstract: Conflict theory argues that greater income inequality induces greater political and electoral participation. Relative power theory argues that greater inequality leads to political alienation and electoral disengagement.

Keywords: voter turnout; income inequality; Canadian time series and ARDL modeling; Indian state panel data; nonlinear relationships. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D72 D78 H62 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29 pages
Date: 2021-08-12
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