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dc.contributor.authorGibson J
dc.contributor.authorKim B
dc.contributor.authorStillman S
dc.contributor.authorBoe-Gibson G
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-05T14:45:19Z
dc.date.available2016-12-05T14:45:19Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn0048-5829
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11127-011-9909-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11127-011-9909-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10863/1628
dc.description.abstractDespite the centrality of voting costs to the paradox of voting, little effort has been made to measure these costs accurately, 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.isoenen_US
dc.titleTime to vote?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.updated2016-05-31T08:40:35Z
dc.journal.titlePublic Choice
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