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dc.contributor.authorFidrmuc, Janen_US
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Orlaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-01T09:48:32Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-01T09:48:32Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39603-
dc.description.abstractThis paper utilizes a unique dataset on votes cast by Czech and Polish migrants in recent national elections in their home countries. The political preferences of migrants as manifested by their voting behavior are strikingly different from those of their home-country counterparts. In addition, there are important differences in voting patterns across migrants living in different countries. We examine three explanations of migrant voting behavior: adaptive learning; economic self-selection; and political self-selection. Our results suggest that migrant voting behavior is affected by the institutional environment of the host countries, in particular the democratic tradition and the extent of economic freedom. There is little evidence that differences in migrants' political attitudes are caused by pre-migration self-selection with regard to political attitudes, or with regard to economic considerations. The results indicate that the political preferences of migrants change significantly in the wake of migration as migrants adapt to the norms and values prevailing in the host country. This change away from home could be the catalyst of a corresponding change at home.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZEI Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEI working paper B 02-2005en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.jelP26en_US
dc.subject.jelP33en_US
dc.subject.jelZ13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordVotingen_US
dc.subject.keywordelectionen_US
dc.subject.keywordmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical resocializationen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransitionen_US
dc.subject.stwWahlverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwTschechischen_US
dc.subject.stwPolnischen_US
dc.subject.stwInstitutionelle Infrastrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwPolenen_US
dc.subject.stwTschechische Republiken_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.titleVoice of the diaspora: An analysis of migrant voting behavioren_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn51293259Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zeiwps:B022005-
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