Financial expectations and the ‘left–right’ political value scale: Testing for the POUM hypothesis
AbstractUsing a uniquely defined indicator of political ideology we test whether expectations of future financial well-being have an effect on an individual’s position on the political ‘left–right’ spectrum. We find evidence of a significant “prospect of upward mobility” effect.
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Volume (Year): 115 (2012)
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Prospect of upward mobility; Political ideology; Party support;
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