Université de Montreal
Department of Political Science
Program: MASupervisor: Jean-François Godbout
Title: About Time: Life-cycle and Cohort Effects on Support for Quebec Sovereignty (Master's thesis)
Can life-cycle and cohorts effects help explain support for Quebec sovereignty? This research attempts to answer this question by drawing on theories of generational change and political socialization. It uses longitudinal survey data from 1985 to 2014 to measure the impact of age and generation on support for this constitutional option among francophone Quebeckers. Our results confirm, to a certain extent, these two hypotheses. First, as they age, Quebeckers become less likely to support sovereignty. However, the relationship between age and support for independence weakens at the beginning of the 2000s. Second, Baby boomers (born between 1945 and 1964) are more likely to support sovereignty than any other generation, regardless of their age. They are followed by the Oldest generation (born in 1944 or before), Generation X (born between 1965 and 1979) and the Millennial generation (born in 1980 and later).
coursesPOL 6308 - Séminaire de synthèse Québec-Canada
POL 6560 - Institution parlementaires canadiennes
POL 6601 - Séminaire de synthèse: forces et comportements