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Length of compulsory education and voter turnout—evidence from a staged reform

Pelkonen, Panu (2012) Length of compulsory education and voter turnout—evidence from a staged reform. Public Choice, 150 (1-2). pp. 51-75. ISSN 0048-5829

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Abstract

This study estimates the impact of education on voter turnout. The identification relies on a reform, which increased the length of compulsory schooling in Norway from seven to nine years. The impact is measured both at the individual, and the municipality level. Both sets of analysis suggest that additional education has no effect on voter turnout. The impact of education on various measures of civic outcomes is also estimated. Of these, only the likelihood of signing a petition is found to be positively affected by education.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/economics/public+finance/j...
Additional Information: © 2012 Springer
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2011 16:12
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/40784/

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