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Title:Daughters and left-wing voting PDF Logo
Authors:Oswald, Andrew J.
Powdthavee, Nattavudh
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 2103
Abstract:This 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.
Subjects:voting
gender
daughters
political preferences
attitudes
JEL:D1
D72
H1
J7
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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