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Voter Turnout Among College Students: New Data and a Rethinking of Traditional Theories

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  • Richard G. Niemi
  • Michael J. Hanmer
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    Traditional theories of turnout are of limited applicability to college students: the concepts and measures associated with these theories were not designed with students in mind, and factors not considered by the traditional theories are relevant. We offer a new theoretical perspective for understanding college student turnout and test it using a new data set. Copyright (c) 2010 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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    Article provided by Southwestern Social Science Association in its journal Social Science Quarterly.

    Volume (Year): 91 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 301-323

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:91:y:2010:i:2:p:301-323

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    1. Tim Powlowski & Dennis Coates, 2013. "The habit for voting, “civic duty” and travel distance," UMBC Economics Department Working Papers 13-05, UMBC Department of Economics.

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