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Title: 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
Authors: Hooghe, Marc ×
Boonen, Joris #
Issue Date: 2015
Series Title: Youth & Society vol:47 issue:1 pages:125-147
Abstract: 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 (PCSS 2012), conducted among 3,426 adolescents and their parents in the Flemish region of Belgium. Even in this multi-party 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.
ISSN: 0044-118X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Political Research
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