Journal of the Royal Statistical Society
Опубликовано на портале: 19-10-2004Anthony F. Heath, Geoffrey Evans, Clive D. Payne Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. 1995. Vol. 158. No. 3. P. 563-574.
The changing relationship between class and political party in Britain has been the subject of considerable debate among social scientists, much of it about the measures used to identify patterns of change. The paper updates previous work by extending it to the most recent British election, by comparing different procedures for allocating respondents to classes, and by using a recently developed log-multiplicative (`UNIDIFF') model which is especially appropriate for testing whether or not classes have converged in their voting behaviour. The analysis confirms and strengthens previous interpretations which have argued that the class basis of partisanship is not in continuing decline.