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dc.contributor.authorGibson, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorKim, Bonggeunen_US
dc.contributor.authorStillman, Stevenen_US
dc.contributor.authorBoe-Gibson, Geuaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:39:53Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:39:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201107283796en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51937-
dc.description.abstractDespite the centrality of voting costs to the paradox of voting, little effort has been made to accurately measure these costs outside of a few spatially limited case studies. In this paper, we apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools to validated national election survey data from New Zealand. We calculate distance and travel time by road from the place of residence to the nearest polling place and combine our time estimate with imputed wages for all sample members. Using this new measure of the opportunity cost of voting to predict turnout at the individual level, we find that small increases in the opportunity costs of time can have large effects in reducing voter turnout.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5854en_US
dc.subject.jelD7en_US
dc.subject.jelR4en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordopportunity costen_US
dc.subject.keywordparadox of votingen_US
dc.subject.keywordtravel timeen_US
dc.titleTime to vote?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn669701920en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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