Unequal Representation of Age Groups in Switzerland

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
Unequal Representation of Age Groups in Switzerland
Journal
Representation
Author(s)
Kissau K., Lutz G., Rosset J.
Publication state
Published
Issued date
04/2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
48
Number
1
Pages
63-81
Language
english
Abstract
The representation of age groups is becoming an increasingly discussed topic in Swiss politics. In this study, we explore inequalities in the descriptive and substantive representation of various age groups and find that despite important disparities in descriptive representation, the policy preferences of various age groups are relatively equally represented in the lower house of the Swiss parliament. Our analysis thus suggests that even if it is gaining visibility, the age cleavage is not central for parliamentary representation in Switzerland.
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