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Does education cause participation in politics?

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Title: Does education cause participation in politics?
Authors: Persson, Mikael
Issue Date: 22-Nov-2013
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
Institution: Department of Political Science ; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Parts of work: Persson, Mikael. (Forthcoming). “Review Article: Education and Political Participation.” Accepted for publication in British Journal of Political Science.

Persson, Mikael. (2011). “An Empirical Test of the Relative Education Model in Sweden.” Political Behavior. 33: 455–478. DOI: 10.1007/s11109-010-9138-5

Persson, Mikael. (Forthcoming). “Social Network Position Mediates the Effect of Education on Active Political Party Membership.” Accepted for publication in Party Politics. DOI: 10.1177/1354068812453368

Persson, Mikael. (2013). “Is the Effect of Education on Voter Turnout Absolute or Relative? A Multi-level Analysis of 37 countries.” Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. 23: 111–133. DOI: 10.1080/17457289.2012.747530

Persson, Mikael. (Forthcoming). “Testing the Relationship Between Education and Political Participation using the 1970 British Cohort Study.” Accepted for publication in Political Behavior. DOI: 10.1007/s11109-013-9254-0

Persson, Mikael. (2012). “Does Type of Education Affect Political articipation? Results From a Panel Survey of Swedish Adolescents.” Scandinavian Political Studies. 35: 198–221. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9477.2012.00286.x
Date of Defence: 2013-12-13
Disputation: Fredagen den 13 december 2013, kl 13.15.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Göteborg Studies in Politics
Keywords: Political science
Political participation
Abstract: In most studies of political behavior in Western countries, it is found that individuals with higher education participate to a greater extent in political activities than individuals with lower levels of education. According to the conventional view, education increases skills and knowledge but also affects political interest and political efficacy; factors that all in turn trigger political participation. This dissertation tests two alternative explanations to the conventional view. The f... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8824-4
ISSN: 0346-5942
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