Voter turnout in Japan: An aggregate-level analysis of the 2005 and 2009 general elections

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1032-1057
Number of pages26
JournalAsian Survey
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov
Externally publishedYes



  • Calculus of voting
  • District marginality
  • Elections
  • Japan
  • Turnout

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science

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