The Monkey Cage: Sons and Daughters

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Having daughters makes you more liberal. No, it makes you more conservative. No, it . . . ??

A study conducted based on survey data from 1996 claims that parents of boys are more likely to vote for Democrats, compared to parents of girls. This might be a real pattern, or it might just be an artifact of data. In any case, there are lots of problems with the various explanations swirling around the claim.

By Andrew Gelman  |  08:50 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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