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Thesis: 'Intergenerational social mobility and anti-system voting – The journey matters'
My research concentrates on how individuals’ intergenerational social mobility trajectories impact the tendency to vote for anti-establishment parties and more generally form cleavages within society. My work shows that social origins are an underappreciated variable within political science. The upwardly socially mobile retain preferences from their origin position – as well as observing distinct mobility effects. I am also interested in the mechanisms behind the differences in preferences of the socially mobile and immobile – in particular the role of social networks.
Professor David Soskice and Dr Bob Hancké
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