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Investigator(s): M. Kent Jennings

The Youth Studies Series is a set of surveys designed to assess political continuity and change across time for biologically-related generations and to gauge the impact of life-stage events and historical trends on the behaviors and attitudes of respondents. A national sample of high school seniors and their parents was first surveyed in 1965. Subsequent surveys of the same individuals were conducted in 1973, 1982, and 1997. The general objective was to study the dynamics of political attitudes and behaviors by obtaining data on the same individuals as they aged from approximately 18 years of age in 1965 to 50 years of age in 1997. In this manner, the Youth Studies Series facilitates the analysis of generational, life cycle, and historical effects and political influences on relationships within the family.

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2011
Levendusky, Matthew S. Rethinking the role of political information. Public Opinion Quarterly. 75, (1), 42-64.
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2011
Mayer, Alexander K. Does education increase political participation?. Journal of Politics. 73, (3), 633-645.
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2009
Jennings, M. Kent,  Stoker, Laura,  Bowers, Jake . Politics across generations: Family transmission reexamined. Journal of Politics. 71, (3), 782-799.
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2009
Shani, Danielle . On The Origins of Political Interest. Dissertation, Princeton University.
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2005
Stoker, Laura,  Jennings, M. Kent . Political Similarity and Influence between Husbands and Wives. The Social Logic of Politics: Personal Networks As Contexts for Political Behavior. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
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2004
Jennings, M. Kent . Survey Research and Political Socialization. A Telescope on Society: Survey Research and Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
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2004
Jennings, M. Kent,  Stoker, Laura . Social Trust and Civic Engagement Across Time and Generations. Acta Politica. 39, (4), 342-379.
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2004
Walsh, Katherine Cramer, Jennings, M. Kent,  Stoker, Laura . The Effects of Social Class Identification on Participatory Orientations Toward Government. British Journal of Political Science. 34, (3), 469-495.
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2003
Jennings, M. Kent,  Zeitner, Vicki . Internet Use and Civic Engagement: A Longitudinal Analysis. Public Opinion Quarterly. 67, (3), 311-334.
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2002
Jennings, M. Kent . Generation Units and the Student Protest Movement in the United States: An Intra- and Intergenerational Analysis. Political Psychology. 23, (2), 303-324.
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