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Families’ Values: How Parents, Siblings, and Children Affect Political Attitudes

R. Urbatsch


Families are a pervasive influence in life, yet their influence on political beliefs has been little studied beyond the idea that parents and spouses pass along their beliefs. This book explores a broader set of links between family circumstances and political attitudes. It provides evidence that behaviors without explicit political intention—such as choosing to work or to take multiple children to the same extracurricular activities—can shape the ideologies of close relatives and that siblings and children can by their very existence inflect policy preferences. These effects, moreover, extend ... More

Keywords: socialization, beliefs, parents, siblings, children

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199373604
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373604.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. Urbatsch, author
Iowa State University