Daughters and Left-Wing Voting
47 Pages Posted: 8 May 2006
Date Written: April 2006
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.
Keywords: voting, gender, daughters, political preferences, attitudes
JEL Classification: D1, D72, H1, J7
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