The Single-mindedness theory: empirical evidence from the U.K
AbstractIn this paper I will exploit answers coming from the British Election Study in order to assess the validity of the Single Mindedness Theory. In particular, I will evaluate whether political preferences of voters for political candidates depend on their age and some other characteristics such as gender, education, religion, social and economic conditions. Performing LOGIT and PROBIT regression I will demonstrate that variable age is statistically significant, demonstrating that Single Mindedness Theory assumptions hold in the UK political environment.
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Single-mindedness; political survey; electorate preferences; Logit; Probit;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-04-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2007-04-21 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-DCM-2007-04-21 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-PBE-2007-04-21 (Public Economics)
- NEP-POL-2007-04-21 (Positive Political Economics)
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"The determinants of vote intentions in Portugal,"
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6/2001, NIPE - Universidade do Minho.
- canegrati, emanuele, 2006. "The Single-Mindedness Theory: Micro-foundation and Applications to Social Security Systems," MPRA Paper 1223, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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