This study examines the effects of socio-demographic and political factors on district level turnout in the 2005 and 2009 Japanese general elections. Results show that marginality is a strong predictor of turnout, while the effects of age structure, joblessness, and primary sector employment vary across elections.
- Calculus of voting
- District marginality
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Sociology and Political Science