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Young people turn out to vote at much higher rates when the age gap between candidates is larger

Schraufnagel, Scot (2014) Young people turn out to vote at much higher rates when the age gap between candidates is larger. LSE American Politics and Policy (08 Dec 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Recent decades have seen youth turnout at elections at levels that are consistently lower than that of older voters. In new research, Scot Schraufnagel investigates the effects of candidates’ ages on youth turnout. He finds that young Americans are much more willing to vote when two younger candidates are running. By looking at youth turnout in more than 300 midterm races, he also finds that as the age gap between two candidates increase, then so does youth turnout.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 11:03
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2015 11:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60716

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