Genetic Variation in Political Participation

@article{Fowler2008GeneticVI,
  title={Genetic Variation in Political Participation},
  author={James H. Fowler and Laura A. Baker and Christopher T. Dawes},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={102},
  pages={233 - 248}
}
The decision to vote has puzzled scholars for decades. Theoretical models predict little or no variation in participation in large population elections and empirical models have typically accounted for only a relatively small portion of individual-level variance in turnout behavior. However, these models have not considered the hypothesis that part of the variation in voting behavior can be attributed to genetic effects. Matching public voter turnout records in Los Angeles to a twin registry… Expand
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