Education and political behaviour : evidence from the Catalan linguistic reform
AbstractThis paper studies the relationship between schooling and political behaviour in ethnically divided societies. It draws on survey data from Catalonia to investigate how the introduction in 1983 of a bilingual education system affects political behaviour. Using within and between cohort variation in exposure to Catalan language at school, we find that individuals who have experienced greater exposure to teaching in Catalan are more likely to declare to have voted in 1999 regional elections and to have chosen a Catalanist party.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía in its series Economics Working Papers with number we077747.
Date of creation: Nov 2007
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-04-12 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2008-04-12 (Education)
- NEP-HRM-2008-04-12 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-POL-2008-04-12 (Positive Political Economics)
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