Measuring the relationship between voter turnout and health in Ireland

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Show simple item record Denny, Kevin Doyle, Orla 2008-05-28T16:27:55Z 2008-05-28T16:27:55Z 2006-10
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dc.description.abstract Health issues are an integral part of the political agenda in Ireland. Yet no study to date has examined the direct impact of health concerns on political outcomes. This study investigates the impact of health, both physical and psychological, and perceptions of the health service on voter turnout in Ireland using the European Social Survey in 2005. The results show that individuals with poor subjective health are significantly less likely to vote in a General Election. Dissatisfaction with the health service is also associated with a lower probability of voting. However these effects interact: those with poor health and who are dissatisfied with the health service are more likely to vote. Psychological well-being has no effect on voter turnout. The health effects identified in this study are large. Therefore, given the PR electoral system in Ireland, small changes in voter turnout could have dramatic consequences for electoral outcomes. en
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dc.publisher University College Dublin; School of Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP06/11 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Geary Institute Discussion Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP/2006/10 en
dc.relation.hasversion Denny, K. and Doyle, O. (2007) 'Analysing the relationship between voter turnout and health in Ireland'. Irish Medical Journal, 100 (8): 56-58, Health Research Board Unit for Health Status and Health Gain: 1999-2007 Supplement en
dc.subject Voter turnout en
dc.subject Self-rated general health en
dc.subject WHO-5 en
dc.subject.lcsh Medical care--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Patient satisfaction en
dc.subject.lcsh Voting research en
dc.title Measuring the relationship between voter turnout and health in Ireland en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.authorurl Kevin Denny (web page) en
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dc.internal.authorurl Orla Doyle (web page) en
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dc.internal.authorcontactother Email:; Tel: +353 1 716 4632 en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Email:; Tel: +353 1 716 7637 en
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dc.status Not peer reviewed en
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dc.neeo.contributor Doyle|Orla|aut|UCD0007

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