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Electoral turnout for young people peaks immediately after their enfranchisement, then falls sharply

Bhatti, Yosef and Hansen, Kasper M. and Wass, Hanna (2014) Electoral turnout for young people peaks immediately after their enfranchisement, then falls sharply. Democratic Audit Blog (18 Jun 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

It is established that young people tend to vote less than older generations, particularly in Britain. However, less well understood are the differences in turnout among young people. Based on elections in Finland and Denmark, Yosef Bhatti, Kasper M Hansen, and Hanna Wass have shown that turnout is highest when young people can vote immediately after being enfranchised, and then falls away. This phenomenon, they argue, supports some of the arguments in favour of lowering the voting age to 16. This post is part of our ongoing series on youth participation.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2014 Democratic Audit UK
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2014 10:32
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2014 10:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57658

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