Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/246007
Authors: 
Proulx, Damon
Savage, David
Stadelmann, David
Torgler, Benno
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
CREMA Working Paper No. 2021-24
Publisher: 
Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts (CREMA), Zürich
Abstract: 
The empirical question of voting preferences and how these may change (swing) is yet to be answered, as there is little first-hand microeconomic evidence on swing voting. We focus on the interactions between voters' age and political cynicism. Towards this end, we apply a stated and revealed preference framework to assess swing voting, using data from the Dutch Parliamentary Election Survey (DPES) 1989 to 2010. Our results indicate that swing voting is less likely to occur in older age groups and more likely among individuals with higher levels of political cynicism. The age effects tend to be stronger among those with lower political cynicism values.
Subjects: 
swing voting
age
cynicism
elections
JEL: 
D72
D79
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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