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The Effect of Children on Voter Turnout

  title={The Effect of Children on Voter Turnout},
  author={D. Arnold},
  • D. Arnold
  • Published 2013
  • There has been much research in economics concerned with the factors affecting voter turnout. This research has so far ignored how the presence of children affects an individual’s propensity to vote. This paper shows that having young children decreases the likelihood of voting. Low income individuals are especially vulnerable to this increased cost of voting due to children, while higher income individuals are unaffected. The effect also varies across states and urban and rural populations… CONTINUE READING
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