In this article we test several hypotheses on the relative impact a/respondent' s and father's class on political party preference. We analyze 11 data-sets, representing the Netherlands in the period 1970-1986, employing the design of Sohel' s diagonal reference models. The relative effects of origin and destination class are estimated after controlling/or denomination. The most important outcomes are: First, there is no status matimization effect, i.e. the relative impact of one's own class is for the upwardly mobile the same as for downwardly mobile. Second,for young respondents, who recently arrived in their class of destination, the impact of their father's class is stronger than that oftheir own class. Third, there is an acculturation effect, i.e. the older one becomes and thus the longer one is a member ofthe class of destination the stronger the relative effect of the attained class becomes. The implication is that after the age of30 the class of destination becomes relatively more important than the class of origin. However, even for the oldest respondents a significant origin effect remains.
|Translated title of the contribution||Intergenerational class mobility and political preferences in the Netherlands between 1970 and 1986|
|Journal||Mens en maatschappij|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|