Political Socialization and Voting

  title={Political Socialization and Voting},
  author={Elisabeth Gidengil and Hanna Wass and Maria Valaste},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  pages={373 - 383}
Status transmission theory represents an important challenge to social learning theory, but its generalizability may be limited to countries where there is a strong intergenerational correlation in educational attainment. Based on a unique data set that matches register data from the 1999 Finnish parliamentary elections with individual-level data provided by Statistics Finland for a sample of eighteen- to thirty-year-olds and their parents, we assess these two explanations for unequal turnout… 

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