Electoral participation and intergenerational transmission among Turkish migrants in Western Europe is research which investigates the links between the voting habits of Turkish families who have migrated to Europe compared with their non migrant counterparts.
The study makes use of data from the 2000 Families project to examine whether immigration affects the extent to which children of migrants are more likely to vote if their parents vote (and vice versa).
The research by 2000 Families co-researcher Niels Spierings, shows a stronger similarity in going to the voting booth between parent and child pairs in Europe than Turkey, but only if the child grew up in Europe. European citizens with a Turkish background who vote in national elections in Europe thus seem to mobilize other household members.
- Access the journal article from the Acta Politica journal website (published Jan 2016).
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