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Conventional and unconventional participation in Latin America: a hierarchical latent class approach

Alvarez, R. Michael and Katz, Gabriel and Levin, Ines and Núñez, Lucas (2021) Conventional and unconventional participation in Latin America: a hierarchical latent class approach. Political Science Research and Methods, 9 (4). pp. 878-888. ISSN 2049-8470. doi:10.1017/psrm.2020.35. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20211021-174259123

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Abstract

Building on past research, we implement a hierarchical latent class model to analyze political participation from a comparative perspective. Our methodology allows simultaneously: (i) estimating citizens’ propensity to engage in conventional and unconventional modes of participation; (ii) classifying individuals into underlying “types” capturing within- and cross-country variations in participation; and (iii) assessing how this classification varies with micro- and macro-level factors. We apply our model to Latin American survey data. We show that our method outperforms alternative approaches used to study participation and derive typologies of political engagement. Substantively, we find that the distribution of participatory types is similar throughout the continent, and that it correlates strongly with respondents’ socio-demographic characteristics and crime victimization.


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Alvarez, R. Michael0000-0002-8113-4451
Katz, Gabriel0000-0001-5970-2769
Núñez, Lucas0000-0001-5107-6775
Additional Information:© The Author(s), 2020. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the European Political Science Association. Received 3 June 2019; revised 20 January 2020; accepted 22 May 2020; first published online 28 September 2020.
Subject Keywords:Latent class models; multi-level and hierarchical models
Issue or Number:4
DOI:10.1017/psrm.2020.35
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Persistent URL:https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20211021-174259123
Official Citation:Alvarez RM, Katz G, Levin I, Núñez L (2021). Conventional and unconventional participation in Latin America: a hierarchical latent class approach. Political Science Research and Methods 9, 878–888. https://doi.org/10.1017/psrm.2020.35
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