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Studying more to vote less: education and voter turnout in Italy / Elona Harka (University of Padova), Lorenzo Rocco (University of Padova and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserHarka, Elona ; Rocco, Lorenzo
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, December 2019
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Umfang1 Online-Ressource (43 Seiten) : Diagramme, Karten
SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 12816
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URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-206425 
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Studying more to vote less: education and voter turnout in Italy [1.34 mb]
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We use Italian municipality data on education and voter participation in national elections to estimate the effect of schooling on voter turnout. By adopting a fixed effect instrumental variable identification strategy, we find that education reduces voter turnout, more so in municipalities with higher income, lower social capital, which experienced political misconduct in the past and have low institutional quality. Analysis with individual data confirms these results. We discuss several mechanisms to rationalize our findings ranging from the opportunity cost of time to disaffection and civic protest.