Blame it on my youth : the origins of attitudes towards immigration
Acta politica, 2023, OnlineFirst[Migration Policy Centre]
JEANNET, Anne-Marie, DRAŽANOVÁ, Lenka, Blame it on my youth : the origins of attitudes towards immigration, Acta politica, 2023, OnlineFirst[Migration Policy Centre] - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/75994
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Recent studies have demonstrated generational differences in attitudes towards immigration, however, less is known about what are the exact factors behind these differences. Our study investigates why cohorts formulate distinct patterns in attitudes towards immigration through a collective process of political socialization during their formative years. The theoretical arguments are tested using hierarchical age-period-cohort modelling across thirteen cohorts in thirteen European countries using micro attitudinal data (2002–2020) integrated with historical macro-political data. We find that contextual exposure to the principle of equality in the formative political climate is central to the formulation of a person’s attitudes towards immigration later in life. While the prevalence of the principle of equality affects immigration attitudes in adulthood positively, the principle of tradition does not. The findings imply that even subtle and cyclical shifts in national politics affect the political orientations of those undergoing the process of political socialization.
Published online: 28 October 2023
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/75994
Full-text via DOI: 10.1057/s41269-023-00314-6
ISSN: 0001-6810; 1741-1416
Series/Number: [Migration Policy Centre]
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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