Income changes do not influence political involvement in panel data from six countries
Jungkunz, Sebastian; Marx, Paul (2022): „Income changes do not influence political involvement in panel data from six countries“. Bamberg: Otto-Friedrich-Universität.
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European journal of political research : official journal of the European Consortium for Political Research, 61 (2022), 3, S. 829–841 - ISSN: 1475-6765
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The income gradient in political participation is a widely accepted stylized fact. Based on nine panel datasets from six countries, this research note asks whether income changes trigger short-term effects on political involvement. Irrespective of indicator, specification, and method (hybrid random effects models, fixed effects models with lags and leads, and error correction models), there are few significant short-term effects of income changes. In conjunction with earlier research, this finding suggests that the income gradient in political participation is likely to reflect stable differences between rich and poor voters emerging early in the life course.
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September 22, 2022