Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/124869
Authors: 
Avdeenko, Alexandra
Siedler, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9356
Abstract: 
This study analyzes the importance of parental socialization on the development of children's far right-wing preferences and attitudes towards immigration. Using longitudinal data from Germany, our intergenerational estimates suggest that the strongest and most important predictor for young people's right-wing extremism are parents' right-wing extremist attitudes. While intergenerational associations in attitudes towards immigration are equally high for sons and daughters, we find a positive intergenerational transmission of right-wing extremist party affinity for sons, but not for daughters. Compared to the intergenerational correlation of other party affinities, the high association between fathers' and sons' right-wing extremist attitudes is particularly striking.
Subjects: 
political preferences
extremism
gender differences
longitudinal data
intergenerational links
JEL: 
C23
D72
J62
P16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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