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ERIC Number: EJ1046572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
The Intergenerational Transmission of Voting Intentions in a Multiparty Setting: An Analysis of Voting Intentions and Political Discussion among 15-Year-Old Adolescents and Their Parents in Belgium
Hooghe, Marc; Boonen, Joris
Youth & Society, v47 n1 p125-147 Jan 2015
The intergenerational transmission of political orientations has been the topic of considerable research over the past few decades, but much of the evidence remains limited to two-party systems. In this study, we use data from the first wave of the Parent-Child Socialization Study conducted among 3,426 adolescents and their parents in the Flemish region of Belgium. Even in this multiparty system, we find a strong correspondence between voting intentions of parents and children, enhanced by the degree of politicization within the family. Talking about politics among parents and children has a significant positive effect on parent-child party correspondence, and more particularly political discussion with one's father seems to have a stronger effect on father--child party correspondence than discussion with one's mother does on mother-child correspondence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium
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