Political Socialization and Voting

@article{Gidengil2016PoliticalSA,
  title={Political Socialization and Voting},
  author={Elisabeth Gidengil and Hanna Wass and Maria Valaste},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  year={2016},
  volume={69},
  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… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

A polygenic score for educational attainment partially predicts voter turnout

It is shown that genes associated with the propensity to acquire education are also associated with higher voter turnout, and a mediation analysis suggests that educational attainment and cognitive ability combine to account for between 41% and 63% of the relationship between the genetic propensity to acquiring education and voter turnout.

Sibling Similarities and the Importance of Parental Socioeconomic Position in Electoral Participation

We studied the impact of an individual’s family and community background on their voting propensity in the 2015 Finnish parliamentary elections by employing a sibling design on an individual-level

Enhancing Electoral Equality: Can Education Compensate for Family Background Differences in Voting Participation?

It is well documented that voter turnout is lower among persons who grow up in families from a low socioeconomic status compared with persons from high-status families. This paper examines whether

The Perpetuity of the Past: Transmission of Political Inequality across Multiple Generations

It is a well-established fact, from decades of research on political socialization, that the children of politically active parents are more likely to become politically active themselves. This poses

America’s rusted families: working-class political participation through three biological generations (1965–1997)

Abstract Has social reproduction through families preserved unequal political participation amongst the working class in post-industrial society? This article builds on both political and

Parents, Peers, and Politics: The Long-term Effects of Vertical Social Ties

We examine how one’s adult political participation is affected by having social ties to a politician during adolescence. Specifically, we estimate the long-term effect of having had a classmate

Educational Attainment and Social Norms of Voting

Why does the likelihood of voting increase with education in the US? Prominent theories attribute education’s effect to human capital, which affords individuals resources needed to participate, but

The Political Socialization of Attitudes Toward Equal Rights from a Comparative Perspective

Lack of tolerance toward traditionally disadvantaged groups, such as immigrants, ethnic minorities and women, represents a growing challenge to contemporary democracies. Assuming that attitudes

From Generation to Generation: The Role of Grandparents in the Intergenerational Transmission of (Non-)Voting

The literature on the reproduction of political participation across generations has focused almost exclusively on parental effects. Yet, other family members may plausibly play an important role as

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 58 REFERENCES

Generations and Socialization into Electoral Participation in Finland

This article examines the extent to which political socialization accounts for generational differences in electoral participation found in recent studies. Political socialization is defined as the

Leaving the Nest and the Social Act of Voting: Turnout among First-Time Voters

Recent studies have indicated that, contrary to common belief, the relationship between age and turnout among the youngest eligible individuals is not monotonically positive, but rather strongly

The effect of socioeconomic factors on voter turnout in Finland: A register‐based study of 2.9 million voters

Abstract.  We examine the association of four socioeconomic factors with turnout in Finland in three age groups. The analyses are based on individual-level register data from electoral wards from the

Political Mobility and Political Reproduction from Generation to Generation

The American creed stresses political equality and political involvement, but substantial political inequality still persists from one generation to the next. Despite the importance of political

A Tale of Two Electorates: Generational Replacement and the Decline of Voting in Presidential Elections

This article revisits the question of voter turnout in American presidential elections from the perspective of political generations. We extend previous analyses by examining the entire period

Where does turnout decline come from

Abstract.  This article looks at the socio-demographic sources of turnout decline in Canada. The analysis is based on the Canadian Election Studies that have been conducted between 1968 and 2000.

Genetic Variation in Political Participation

The decision to vote has puzzled scholars for decades. Theoretical models predict little or no variation in participation in large population elections and empirical models have typically accounted

Politics across Generations: Family Transmission Reexamined

We use longitudinal data incorporating three generations of Americans to reevaluate the character and consequences of political socialization within the family. Findings about parental influence

On The Relative Influence of Mothers and Fathers: A Covariance Analysis of Political and Religious Socialization.

It often is suggested that the father exerts greater influence on socialization of instrumental orientations than the mother, and that there is greater transmission between same-sex generational

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Intergenerational Transmission of DK Response Rates

Attitude expression (and its opposite, DK response rate) is an important personal and political characteristic which is related to an individual's psychological and demographic traits. It is also
...