YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

How Social Media Helps Young People - Especially Minorities and the Poor - Get Politically Engaged
by Matthew D. Luttig and Cathy J. Cohen
September 9, 2016
Social media has transformed the relationship among citizens, news and politics. We wanted to understand whether social media brings young people of color and those with few socioeconomic resources into the political arena.