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Byungkyu Lee

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August 2014Does the Gender of Offspring Affect Parental Political Orientation?
with Dalton Conley: w20384
Recently, the sex of child has been widely used as a natural experiment and shown to induce change of the allegedly stable political predisposition, however, prior results have been contradictory: in the U.K., researchers found that having daughters leads to parents favoring left-wing political parties and to holding more liberal views on family/gender roles, whereas in the U.S. scholars found that daughters were associated with more Republican (rightist) party identification and more conservative views on teen sexuality. Here, we utilize data from the General Social Survey and the European Social Survey to test the robustness of effects of offspring sex on parental political orientation while factoring out country and period differences. In analysis of 36 countries, we obtain null effects...

Published: Byungkyu Lee & Dalton Conley, 2016. "Does the Gender of Offspring Affect Parental Political Orientation?," Social Forces, vol 94(3), pages 1103-1127.

 
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