Analysing the relationship between voter turnout and health in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Denny, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Doyle, Orla
dc.date.accessioned 2008-05-23T16:49:37Z
dc.date.available 2008-05-23T16:49:37Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 Irish Medical Journal en
dc.date.issued 2007-09
dc.identifier.citation Irish Medical Journal en
dc.identifier.issn 0332-3102
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/161
dc.description.abstract Health issues are an integral part of the political agenda in Ireland. Yet no study to date has examined the impact of health concerns on political outcomes. This study investigates the relationship between health, both physical and psychological, and perceptions of the health service, and voter turnout in Ireland using the European Social Survey in 2005, (n=2286, RR 59.7%). The results show that individuals with poor subjective health are significantly less likely to vote in a General Election. Dissatisfaction with the health service is also associated with a lower probability of voting. However these effects interact: those with poor health and who are dissatisfied with the health service are more likely to vote. Psychological well-being has no effect on voter turnout. The health effects identified in this study are large and further work is needed in this area to identify the causal mechanisms underlying this relationship. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Irish Medical Association en
dc.subject.lcsh Medical care--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Patient satisfaction en
dc.subject.lcsh Voting research en
dc.title Analysing the relationship between voter turnout and health in Ireland en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorurl Kevin Denny (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/economic/staff/kdenny/kdenny.html en
dc.internal.authorurl Orla Doyle (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://geary.ucd.ie/humandev/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=34 en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Kevin Denny - Email: kevin.denny@ucd.ie; Tel: +353 1 716 4632 en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Orla Doyle - Email: orla.doyle@ucd.ie; Tel: +353 1 716 7637 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0005 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0007 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://www.imj.ie/Archive/UCD%20Supplement.pdf en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 100 en
dc.identifier.issue 8 en
dc.identifier.startpage 56 en
dc.identifier.endpage 58 en
dc.citation.other Health Research Board Unit for Health Status and Health Gain: 1999-2007 Supplement en
dc.neeo.contributor Denny|Kevin|aut|UCD0005
dc.neeo.contributor Doyle|Orla|aut|UCD0007


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