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Young people, family relationships and civic participation

Muddiman, Esther ORCID:, Taylor, Christopher ORCID:, Power, Sally ORCID: and Moles, Kate ORCID: 2019. Young people, family relationships and civic participation. Journal of Civil Society 15 (1) , pp. 82-98. 10.1080/17448689.2018.1550903

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This article examines young people’s civic participation and the extent to which this is influenced by the family. Although literature on young people’s civic participation is abundant, the role of the family in influencing this participation is largely absent. Drawing on survey data collected from 976 young people aged 13–14 in South Wales, we outline the extent and nature of civic participation and how this varies according to relationships with parents and grandparents. Our data show that relationships with mothers and grandparents are particularly important in young people’s accounts of their participation, suggesting that family is far more important in developing a propensity for engagement in civil society than is commonly understood.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Additional Information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1744-8689
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 October 2018
Date of Acceptance: 3 October 2018
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 02:41

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