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Estimating the sources of spatial change in election results: a multiproportional matrix approach


  • R J Johnston
  • A M Hay
  • P J Taylor


Several hypotheses have been suggested to account for spatial variations in the changing pattern of votes between elections. Unfortunately, data are not available to allow direct tests of these hypotheses. However, an entropy-maximizing procedure for providing the best estimates of the needed data is outlined, means of testing the hypotheses are suggested, and a set of analyses using a hypothetical data set are presented.

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  • R J Johnston & A M Hay & P J Taylor, 1982. "Estimating the sources of spatial change in election results: a multiproportional matrix approach," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 14(7), pages 951-961, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:14:y:1982:i:7:p:951-961

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    1. Boheim, Rene & Taylor, Mark P, 2002. "Tied Down or Rome to Move? Investigating the Relationships between Housing Tenure, Employment Status and Residential Mobility in Britain," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 49(4), pages 369-392, September.
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    1. R. Johnston & C. Pattie, 1992. "Using an entropy-maximizing procedure to estimate territorial social indicators: An introduction and illustration," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 27(3), pages 235-256, November.

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