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dc.contributor.authorSTREET, Alex
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-05T13:58:55Z
dc.date.available2012-09-05T13:58:55Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn1830-7728
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/23426
dc.description.abstractThe status of citizenship confers the right to participate as a full member of the political community. One might therefore expect foreign residents who acquire citizenship to become more engaged with politics. However, acquiring citizenship is a selective process. Foreign residents choose whether to apply, and states enact citizenship laws that make naturalization easier for some than for others. This suggests the alternative possibility that differences between naturalized citizens and the people who remain foreign residents reflect the factors that push some people to select into citizenship, rather than any effects of the new status. This paper evaluates these two alternatives, using longitudinal data to compare the same people over time. I present evidence suggesting that immigrants do not become more politically engaged after acquiring citizenship, but that the children of immigrants do become more engaged as citizens.en
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dc.language.isoenen
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dc.relation.ispartofseries2012/19en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectCitizenshipen
dc.subjectimmigrationen
dc.subjectpolitical engagementen
dc.subjectlongitudinal dataen
dc.titleThe Political Effects of Becoming a Citizen: Solution or selection?en
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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