Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33453
Authors: 
Oswald, Andrew J.
Powdthavee, Nattavudh
Year of Publication: 
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

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