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Daughters and left-wing voting

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Publication date

2010

Abstract

What 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.

Published in

Review of Economics and Statistics

Volume

92 (2): 213-227

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/rest.2010.11436

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1588265~S5

Notes

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