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Housing tenure, local context, scale and voting in England and Wales, 1997.

Johnston, R. J. and Pattie, C. J. and Dorling, D. F. L. and MacAllister, I. and Tunstall, H. and Rossiter, D. J. (2001) Housing tenure, local context, scale and voting in England and Wales, 1997. Electoral Studies, 20 (2). pp. 195-216. ISSN 0261-3794

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Abstract

The absence of data at the correct spatial scales has made testing for the neighbourhood effect in voting at British general elections very difficult to undertake. A specially-constructed data set for ‘bespoke neighbourhoods’ at a range of small scales makes such tests feasible for the 1997 general election. These are used in conjunction with individual data obtained from the British Election Study to test whether voting by housing tenure varied according to the composition of the local housing market. The results provide evidence that is entirely consistent with the hypothesised effect (although it is only circumstantial regarding the reason for it), and strongly indicates that how people vote is substantially influenced by the nature of their (very) local milieux.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Electoral Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords: Voting ; Housing tenure ; Neighbourhood effect ; Scale
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
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ID Code: 14080
Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2008 09:06
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 16:15
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/14080

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