Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/18302
Authors: 
Zuckerman, Alan S.
Kroh, Martin
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 450
Abstract: 
Drawing on data from the twenty year long German Socioeconomic Panel Study, we show that partisanship is bounded. Almost every West German, East German, and immigrant never supports one or both of the major parties and most people vary support for their party by claiming no partisan preference. Hardly anyone ever selects each of the parties at different points in time. Immediate social networks join with social class and religious factors to structure partisanship. The same social logic underpins partisan choice among West Germans, East Germans, and immigrants, though factors unique to each population are also present.
Subjects: 
partisanship
Germany
social contexts
partisanship in households
West Germans
East Germans
Immigrants
Probit Heckman Selection Model
JEL: 
R29
D72
C34
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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