- by Gersi Mirashi
- February 23, 2023
Economic determinants of voter turnout: A quantitative approach
by, Adela Danaj and Roland Lami
Research on voter turnout argues that low economic performance affects the rate of voter turnout. However, scholars continue to disagree on the direction of this relationship as some argue that poor economic performance is a deterrent on voter turnout, while others argue that it is an incentive to vote. Applying a quantitative approach this article aims to further elucidate the relationship between voter turnout and the voters’ economic performance. The study finds a strong relationship between economic adversity and voter turnout. As importantly, the study finds that while strong, this relationship is complex and multi-layered. Overall, this article aims to further the debate on the relationship between economic performance and voter turnout and to clarify the mechanisms that affect its strength and direction.