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dc.contributor.authorMartins, Rodrigo-
dc.contributor.authorVeiga, Francisco José-
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-11T15:59:38Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-11T15:59:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/25134-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the effects of voter turnout on the vote shares received by the incumbent government. A system of simultaneous equations is estimated using a panel dataset of 278 Portuguese municipalities, for the period 1979-2005, covering 10 legislative elections. The results indicate that right-wing governments have lower vote shares when turnout is higher, while left-wing ones seem to be unaffected. There is also evidence of the responsibility hypothesis, that turnout is higher in closer elections, and that regional/local economic variables have non-linear effects on turnout.por
dc.description.sponsorshipCOMPETE, QREN, FEDER, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologiapor
dc.language.isoengpor
dc.publisherUniversidade do Minho. Núcleo de Investigação em Políticas Económicas (NIPE)por
dc.rightsopenAccesspor
dc.subjectVote sharespor
dc.subjectTurnoutpor
dc.subjectLegislative electionspor
dc.subjectPortugalpor
dc.titleDoes voter turnout affect the votes for the incumbent government?por
dc.typeworkingPaperpor
dc.peerreviewednopor
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.nipe.eeg.uminho.pt/Uploads/NIPE_WP_15_2013.pdfpor
sdum.publicationstatuspublishedpor
oaire.citationIssueNIPE WP 15/2013por
oaire.citationTitleNipe Working Papers Seriespor
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