Employment, Wages and Voter Turnout

@article{Charles2011EmploymentWA,
  title={Employment, Wages and Voter Turnout},
  author={Kerwin Kofi Charles and Melvin Stephens},
  journal={ERN: Econometric Modeling in Microeconomics (Topic)},
  year={2011}
}
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… Expand
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