Migrants and their families in the home country: a bi-directional influence on voting behavior

Grad, M., Gherghina, S. and Ivan, A. (2020) Migrants and their families in the home country: a bi-directional influence on voting behavior. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 20(3), pp. 393-410. (doi: 10.1080/14683857.2020.1791452)

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Abstract

The voting behaviour of migrants has been studied extensively but limited attention has been paid to how the discussion with families in the home country can be important. This article analyzes under what circumstances migrants influence or are influenced by their families in voting decisions. The analysis uses individual-level data from a survey conducted in 2018 on a sample of 1,839 Romanian migrants. The results indicate that most migrants are not engaged in acts of persuasion about voting. Those who influence their families have a direct interest in the election results, are informed about what happens in the country and are politically active. The migrants who are influenced by their families have limited experience in the countries of residence and strong ties to their home country.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Grad, M., Gherghina, S., and Ivan, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1468-3857
ISSN (Online):1743-9639
Published Online:18 June 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
First Published:First published in Southeast European and Black Sea Studies 20(3):393-410
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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