A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned Andrew Oswald’s finding that in the UK and Germany, daughters make their parents more likely to vote for left-wing parties. Now Ebonya Washington shows that US legislators with daughters are more likely to be left-wing on abortion issues.
Given that child gender is random, I’m guessing we’re about to see a spate of "sons & daughters" papers. Indeed, I myself have one in the pipeline….
And in related news, New Economist (currently vying with Brad DeLong for the title of most prolific econblogger on the planet) reports on a paper by Irma Clots-Figueras showing that in India, female legislators pursue policies that boost their consistuents’ educational attainment.