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Every generation votes in their own interest. But in an ageing world, that’s a problem

Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M. (2016) Every generation votes in their own interest. But in an ageing world, that’s a problem. LSE Brexit (22 Nov 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

A majority of pensioners voted for Brexit, but less than a fifth of 18-24 year-old voters did. How does age influence voting decisions in referenda? As direct democracy becomes more and more popular, Gabriel Ahlfeldt and his co-authors analysed voting patterns among different generations and found people tend to vote in their own interests – which, when the costs are short-term and the benefits accrue later, puts the young at a disadvantage. They suggest ways of addressing the generation gap before voters go to the polls.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 09:37
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 09:37
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72917

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