The decline and rise of class voting? From occupation to culture in Australia

  title={The decline and rise of class voting? From occupation to culture in Australia},
  author={Ian McAllister and Toni Makkai},
  journal={Journal of Sociology},
  pages={426 - 445}
Conventional wisdom has long held that class is declining as an influence on voting. More recently, new conceptions of class, focusing on the ownership of economic assets and the possession of social and cultural capital, have challenged this view. This article evaluates these arguments in two ways. First, we examine trends in the impact of traditional measures of class on the vote in Australia from the 1960s to the present day. Second, using a 2015 national survey that measures different… 
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