Financial expectations and the ‘left–right’ political value scale: testing for the POUM hypothesis

Buscha, F. 2012. Financial expectations and the ‘left–right’ political value scale: testing for the POUM hypothesis. Economics Letters. 115 (3), pp. 460-464.

TitleFinancial expectations and the ‘left–right’ political value scale: testing for the POUM hypothesis
AuthorsBuscha, F.
Abstract

Using 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.

JournalEconomics Letters
Journal citation115 (3), pp. 460-464
ISSN0165-1765
YearJun 2012
PublisherElsevier
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2011.12.121
Publication dates
PublishedJun 2012

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