English title: Relationship between welfare attitudes, political participation and civic engagement among women, young people and migrants

Author(s): Jozef Výrost - Denisa Fedáková - Michal Kentoš -

Language: English

Type: Conference paper/poster

Year: 2011


Paper studies the relationship between welfare attitudes (WA), political participation and civic engagement among women, young people and migrants. Data from European Social Survey round 4 (28 countries, 2008-2009) were used. Two scales of welfare attitudes (Attitudes toward social differentiation scale and Attitudes toward Social solidarity scale) were developed from the items of the European Social Survey R4 rotating module Welfare attitudes in a changing Europe (Svallfors et al., 2007). Subsequently, based on WA scores, 4 types of personal welfare attitudes were defined: conservative, social democratic, liberal and radical (Esping, Anders, 1990, 1999; Castel, Mitchel, 1992). Analyses confirmed the association between WA and level of political participation and civic engagement among target groups. Structural equation models estimate the relationship between political participation, civic engagement and selected variables (e.g. trust in people, trust in political institutions, personal perspective).

Conference name: Processes Influencing Democratic Ownership and Participation

Location: Bologna

Start date: May 11, 2011

Type: Paper

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