Trickle-Up Political Socialization: The Causal Effect on Turnout of Parenting a Newly Enfranchised Voter

@article{Dahlgaard2018TrickleUpPS,
  title={Trickle-Up Political Socialization: The Causal Effect on Turnout of Parenting a Newly Enfranchised Voter},
  author={Jens Olav Dahlgaard},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={2018},
  volume={112},
  pages={698 - 705}
}
Scholars have argued that children affect their parents’ political behavior, including turnout, through so-called trickle-up socialization. However, there is only limited causal evidence for this claim. Using a regression discontinuity design on a rich dataset, with validated turnout from subsets of Danish municipalities in four elections, I causally identify the effect of parenting a recently enfranchised voter. I consistently find that parents are more likely to vote when their child enters… Expand
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