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

Bhatti, Yosef, Hansen, Kasper M. and Wass, Hanna (2014) Electoral turnout for young people peaks immediately after their enfranchisement then falls sharply. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (19 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

In several countries across Europe younger voters exhibit much lower levels of turnout than older citizens. 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 show that turnout is highest when young people can vote immediately after being enfranchised, but then falls away sharply. This phenomenon, they argue, supports some of the arguments in favour of lowering the voting age to 16.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 11:32
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 00:35
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71909

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