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Patrimonial voting: Refining the measures


Several studies have shown the importance of patrimony on voting for the right in French, British, and American national elections. However, these studies have only taken into account the diversity of patrimony and not their value. We propose to fill this gap in the literature with the “Mode de vie des Français” dataset that contains information on the savings and patrimony of French voters and was collected before the May 2007 presidential election. The results show that including measures that take into account the value of survey respondents' patrimony does not change the conclusions of previous studies that have demonstrated the existence of a strong relationship between holding a risky patrimony and support for the right.


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hal-03399465 , version 1 (24-10-2021)



Richard Nadeau, Michael Lewis-Beck, Martial Foucault. Patrimonial voting: Refining the measures. Electoral Studies, 2013, 32 (3), pp.557 - 562. ⟨10.1016/j.electstud.2013.05.004⟩. ⟨hal-03399465⟩
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