Punching below their weight: young South Africans' recent voting patterns

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2012
TITLE AUTHOR(S): D.Scott, M.Vawda, S.Swartz, A.Bhana
KEYWORDS: ELECTIONS, VOTING, VOTING BEHAVIOUR, YOUTH
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/september-2012/Punching-below-their-weight-young-South-Africans-recent-voting-patterns
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Abstract

Tracking young people's election participation is one way of shedding light on the degree to which youth are choosing to engage with society and the national values embedded in the political system. Duncan Scott, Mohammed Vawda, Sharlene Swartz and Arvin Bhana present findings from work done for the most recent South African Status of Youth Report aimed at identifying key developmental issues facing young people between 14 and 35 years old.