Daughters and Left Wing Voting
AbstractWhat determines human beings' political preferences? Using nationally representative longitudinal data, we show that having daughters makes people more likely to vote for left-wing political parties. Having sons leads people to favor right-wing parties. The paper checks that our result is not an artifact of family stopping-rules, discusses the predictions from a simple economic model, and tests for possible reverse causality.
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Voting; gender; daughters; political preferences; attitudes.;
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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
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- NEP-ALL-2008-07-20 (All new papers)
- NEP-CDM-2008-07-20 (Collective Decision-Making)
- NEP-POL-2008-07-20 (Positive Political Economics)
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