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Larger Latino populations are linked to smaller knowledge gapsbetween citizen and non-citizen Latinos

Perry, Brittany N. and DeSante, Christopher D. (2015) Larger Latino populations are linked to smaller knowledge gapsbetween citizen and non-citizen Latinos. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (20 Oct 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Past research has shown that the political participation of minorities in America is influenced by where they live and work, but few have tested exactly what drives this relationship. In new research, Brittany N. Perry and Christopher D. DeSante assess one possible mechanism: the effect of co-ethnic population size on the acquisition of political knowledge. They find that ethnic context helps condition how people acquire knowledge among people in the same ethnic group, which in turn, affects political engagement. Focusing on Latinos, this study shows that as Latino population size in a county increases, political knowledge and interest levels among Latinos increase, and importantly, political information and interest gaps between citizen and non-citizens decrease considerably.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 11:27
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2020 00:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64279

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