Lua Nova: Revista de Cultura e Política
Print version ISSN 0102-6445
FUKS, Mario. Direct, indirect and late effects: paths of the intergenerational transmission of political participation. Lua Nova [online]. 2011, n.83, pp. 145-178. ISSN 0102-6445. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-64452011000200006.
The article presents a model to explain the process through which young people become active citizens. We will see that it occurs in two complementary ways. The first is the immediate transmission, though largely driven by indirect effects, of participatory routines. The second depends on a long process, generating participation as a late effect. The study shows that political participation of parents is the most effective way to "teach" children how to be participative. As regards socioeconomic background, it has an indirect effect on participation, creating a more or less favorable condition for the parents' political engagement. Overall, the data show an association between the intergenerational reproduction of social inequality and political inequality.
Keywords : Political participation; political socialization; political inequality.