Explaining social-class inequality in voter turnout : the contribution of income and health

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dc.contributor.author Lahtinen, Hannu Antero
dc.contributor.author Mattila, Vesa Mikko
dc.contributor.author Wass, Hanna Maria
dc.contributor.author Martikainen, Pekka Tapani
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-12T12:01:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-12T12:01:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Lahtinen , H A , Mattila , V M , Wass , H M & Martikainen , P T 2017 , ' Explaining social-class inequality in voter turnout : the contribution of income and health ' , Scandinavian Political Studies , vol. 40 , no. 4 , pp. 388-410 . https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9477.12095
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85019052023
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000414400700004
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-2429-8062/work/40833139
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-9374-1438/work/40457249
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-2289-8486/work/39203574
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-0910-823X/work/53185589
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/302809
dc.description.abstract Occupation-based social class is an important, yet under-explored, factor in electoral participation. In this article, social class differences in voter turnout over time are measured, and how two other resources – namely income and health – mediate or modify this relationship is analysed. The analysis is based on an individual-level register-based 11 percent sample of the entire electorate in the 1999 Finnish parliamentary elections, and secondarily on smaller register-based samples in the 2012 presidential and municipal elections. Results show that income mediates part of the effects of social class on voting, while social class and utilised health indicators exert mainly independent effects on turnout. Social class differences remain largely stable in all income and hospital care groups, except that no differences between classes are observed among those most severely affected by health problems. Results are also mostly similar between those of working age and the older population, and between men and women, and remain stable over time and in different types of elections. The findings imply that social class should be taken account in theoretical and empirical models of turnout. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Scandinavian Political Studies
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 517 Political science
dc.title Explaining social-class inequality in voter turnout : the contribution of income and health en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Social Research (2010-2017)
dc.contributor.organization Center for Population, Health and Society
dc.contributor.organization Department of Political and Economic Studies (2010-2017)
dc.contributor.organization Political Science
dc.contributor.organization Sociology
dc.contributor.organization Population Research Unit (PRU)
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9477.12095
dc.relation.issn 0080-6757
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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