Daughters and Left-Wing Voting
AbstractThis paper provides evidence that daughters make people more left-wing. Having sons, by contrast, makes them more right-wing. Parents, politicians and voters are probably not aware of this phenomenon – nor are social scientists. The paper discusses its economic and evolutionary roots. It also speculates on where research might lead. The paper ends with a conjecture: left-wing individuals are people who come from families into which, over recent past generations, many females have been born.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 2103.
Length: 47 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2006
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Publication status: published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010, 92 (2), 213-227
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- D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
- D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
- H1 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government
- J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2006-05-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2006-05-13 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-EVO-2006-05-13 (Evolutionary Economics)
- NEP-PBE-2006-05-13 (Public Economics)
- NEP-POL-2006-05-13 (Positive Political Economics)
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