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Age and Attitudes: Where's the Action? Life-Cycle and Cohort Effects on Support for "Europe"

Down, Ian and Wilson, Carole J. (2011) Age and Attitudes: Where's the Action? Life-Cycle and Cohort Effects on Support for "Europe". [Conference Proceedings] (Submitted)

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    Despite much research on age and attitudes, it remains unclear whether age reflects accumulated life experience or conditions prevailing during an individual’s formative years – that is, a life-cycle effect or a cohort effect. In respect to attitudes towards the European Union (EU) the issue is particularly important. Although many analyses indicate a correlation between age and support, the relationship has not been adequately theorized and extant analyses have generated contradictory results. We develop theoretical expectations for both life-cycle and cohort effects on support for the EU, and test those expectations using a cross random effects model. In so doing, we not only identify the nature of an agesupport relationship but also explain the inconsistencies in extant empirical analyses.

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    Item Type: Conference Proceedings
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > public health policy (including global activities)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) > Point of View
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2011 (12th), April 23-25, 2011
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2019 11:57
    Number of Pages: 28
    Last Modified: 24 Oct 2019 11:57

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