Rising to the Occasion? Youth Political Knowledge and the Voting Age

@article{Rosenqvist2017RisingTT,
  title={Rising to the Occasion? Youth Political Knowledge and the Voting Age},
  author={Olof Rosenqvist},
  journal={British Journal of Political Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={50},
  pages={781 - 792}
}
  • Olof Rosenqvist
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • British Journal of Political Science
Voting is a fundamental human right. Yet, individuals that are younger than 18 do typically not have this right since they are considered uninformed. However, recent evidence tentatively suggests that the political knowledge of youths is endogenous to the voting age. I test for the existence of such dynamic adjustments utilizing voting age discontinuities caused by Swedish laws. I employ a regression discontinuity strategy on Swedish register data to estimate the causal effect of early age… Expand
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