SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC CORRELATES OF ELECTION ACHIEVEMENTS IN ELECTIONS FOR DEPUTIES IN THE ASSEMBLY OF THE AUTONOMOUS PROVINCE OF VOJVODINA 2012
Keywords:election results, AP Vojvodina, socio-demographic approach, product-moment correlation coefficients
In the paper were firstly discussed the advantages and disadvantages of so called sociodemographic approach, as research paradigms. Then were analyzes the cultural, ethnic, constitutional, legal and political specificities of AP Vojvodina, as a subsystem of the political system of the Republic of Serbia. A review of the literature identified glaring deficit of empirical research as their object the election results in the elections for deputies to the Assembly of AP Vojvodina. Then, on the basis of systematic, publicly available data sociodemographic predictors of prospective electoral achievements, electoral which in the latest elections for deputies to the Assembly of the Autonomous Province achieved parliamentary status were empirically tested. Set of independent variables consisted of the following sociodemographic indicators at the municipal level: age distribution of the population, the national affiliation of the population, the educational status of the population, the level of literacy of the population, marital status of the female population older than 15 years, the number of live births and the structure of employment in legal entities by sector . The techniques for the statistical analysis were performed using the product-moment correlation coefficients.
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