Voter Turnout

Reprint No. 2015:70

Author(s): Richard ÖhrvallYear: 2015 Title: Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics Chapter: 17Editor(s): Jon PierrePublisher: Oxford University PressCity: Oxford, UK Pages: 229–245
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For several decades, Sweden has had a relatively high voter turnout, both in relation to the first half of the 20th century and in comparison with other countries. Still, even in this high-turnout context substantial differences in turnout can be found when comparing different population groups. Demographic characteristics and socioeconomic resources are related to the propensity to vote. A more general conclusion is that voter turnout is associated with a higher level of equality in participation. The increase in turnout in recent Swedish elections has led to a more equal participation.

Öhrvall, Richard (2015), "Voter Turnout". Chapter 17, pp. 229–245 in Jon Pierre, ed., Oxford Handbook of Swedish Politics . Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

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