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Research Paper University of York Discussion Papers in Economics 08/21

Electing happiness: does happiness affect voting and do elections affect happiness?

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Publication date

01 Oct 2008

Abstract

What causes us to vote and what do we get out of it? We approach these questions using data on voting and subjective well-being (SWB) from a large household panel dataset in the UK. We find some evidence that SWB can affect voting intention but no evidence that the results of three recent elections have any effect on SWB.

Subjects

Politics and Well Being

Links

http://ideas.repec.org/p/yor/yorken/08-30.html

Notes

RePEc search; working paper

#512821


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