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Heterogeneity in Models of Electoral Choice

Rivers, Douglas (1983) Heterogeneity in Models of Electoral Choice. Social Science Working Paper, 505. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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Heterogeneity or the presence of a variety of decision rules in a population has usually been ignored in voting research. A method for handling heterogeneous preferences using rank order data is developed and applied to a simple issue-voting model. The estimated average effect of partisanship is substantially higher when the assumption of homogeneity is relaxed, though many self-identified partisans also use ideological criteria to evaluate candidates and many independents rely on partisan criteria.

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Additional Information:This research was supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation (SES 83-0994). Published as Rivers, Douglas. "Heterogeneity in models of electoral choice." American Journal of Political Science (1988): 737-757.
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Subject Keywords:Voting, Political candidates, Political partisanship, Coefficients, Liberalism, Estimators, Political parties, Conservatism, Modeling, Voting behavior
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Issue or Number:505
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Deposited By: Jacquelyn Bussone
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