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dc.contributor.authorWalshe, Sophiaen_NZ
dc.identifier.citationWalshe, S. (2006, March). Social determinants of voter choice in the 2002 New Zealand general election: An electoral-level study (Thesis). Retrieved from
dc.descriptioniii, 117 leaves, [8] leaves of plates :col. ill. ; 30 cm. Includes bibliographical references. University of Otago department: Economics. "March 2006".
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the events surrounding the 2002 New Zealand General Election and construction of models of vote choice using data from this election. The effect of different social characteristics on party vote choice at the electoral level is assessed by running ordinary least squares regressions. Special steps are taken to ensure formal tests are accepted and outliers omitted where necessary. Results of these regressions are then compared to the findings of previous studies. While those variables found to be most important in previous studies could not be included in this study, as they were more of an individual nature, my finding is here that ethnicity, income and the unemployment benefit played crucial roles in determining vote choice in 2002.en_NZ
dc.subject2002 New Zealand General Electionen_NZ
dc.subjectparty vote choiceen_NZ
dc.subjectvote choiceen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHF Commerceen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHF5601 Accountingen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHC Economic History & Conditionsen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshJA Political science (General)en_NZ
dc.titleSocial determinants of voter choice in the 2002 New Zealand general election: An electoral-level studyen_NZ
otago.schoolEconomicsen_NZ of Otagoen_NZ Thesesen_NZ
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