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Mei-yin Lin, Yi-ting Tseng and Jue-shyan Wang
''Closeness and Turnout: Evidence from Election of Taiwan''
( 2011, Vol. 31 No.2 )
This paper will take Taiwan as an example to investigate the closeness-turnout relation. Instead of using actual electoral data, we utilize the information provided by pre-election polls to construct the measure for electoral closeness. The empirical result of Taiwan shows when the race is perceived to be decisive, the voters are more likely to vote. Moreover, the smaller the economic growth rate difference between China and Taiwan is, the voter's motive for voting will be stronger.
Keywords: Electoral closeness, Turnout, Election
JEL: D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making: General
C5 - Econometric Modeling: General
Manuscript Received : Mar 01 2011 Manuscript Accepted : Jun 29 2011

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