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Intergenerational Correlations of Extreme Right-Wing Party Preferences and Attitudes toward Immigration

Alexandra Avdeenko and Thomas Siedler

No 9356, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This study analyzes the importance of parental socialization on the development of children's far right-wing preferences and attitudes towards immigration. Using longitudinal data from Germany, our intergenerational estimates suggest that the strongest and most important predictor for young people's right-wing extremism are parents' right-wing extremist attitudes. While intergenerational associations in attitudes towards immigration are equally high for sons and daughters, we find a positive intergenerational transmission of right-wing extremist party affinity for sons, but not for daughters. Compared to the intergenerational correlation of other party affinities, the high association between fathers' and sons' right-wing extremist attitudes is particularly striking.

Keywords: political preferences; extremism; gender differences; longitudinal data; intergenerational links (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 D72 J62 P16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 35 pages
Date: 2015-09
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-evo, nep-mig, nep-pol and nep-soc
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Published - published in: Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2017, 119 (3), 768-800

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Journal Article: Intergenerational Correlations of Extreme Right‐Wing Party Preferences and Attitudes toward Immigration (2017) Downloads
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