Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228878
Authors: 
Brenøe, Anne Ardila
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper No. 376
Abstract: 
I examine how one central aspect of the family environment - sibling sex composition - affects women's gender conformity. Using Danish administrative data, I causally estimate the effect of having a second-born brother relative to a sister for first-born women. I show that women with a brother acquire more traditional gender roles, as measured through their choice of occupation and partner. This results in a stronger response to motherhood in labor market outcomes. As a relevant mechanism, I provide evidence of increased gender-specialized parenting in families with mixed-sex children. Finally, I find persistent effects to the next generation of girls.
Subjects: 
Gender norms
gender conformity
sibling sex
occupational choice
motherhood
JEL: 
J12
J13
J16
J22
J24
J31
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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