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Does income shape political attitudes? A new approach to an old question

Freyr Helgason, Agnar and Rehm, Philipp (2022) Does income shape political attitudes? A new approach to an old question. British Politics and Policy at LSE (04 Apr 2022). Blog Entry.

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Income and political attitudes are powerfully correlated in cross-sectional data, yet research based on panel data finds at most a weak correlation. Agnar Freyr Helgason and Philipp Rehm examine this puzzling pattern by exploring the long-term evolution of attitudes over the life cycle. They find that the correlation between income and political attitudes emerges because attitudes crystallise – slowly but systematically – as income evolves over the life cycle. This pattern is most consistent with the learning explanation.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2022 13:09
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 14:21

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