Características individuais, incentivos institucionais e abstenção eleitoral na Europa ocidental

Perea, Eva Anduiza
July 2003
Analise Social;2003, Vol. 38 Issue 167, p339
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the interaction between individual characteristics and institutional incentives over non-voting. After analyzing the data regarding parliamentary elections in 15 western European countries, it was found that the effect of individual resources and motivations on abstention is not constant across different countries. The effect of institutional incentives over non-voting depends on the elector's level of resources and motivations. When analyzing interactions it is fundamental to distinguish between magnitudes and consequences of the effects of explanatory variables.


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