Abstract

We examine whether sex of child affects parents' beliefs about traditional gender roles. Using an improved methodological approach that explicitly analyzes the natural experiment via differences in differences, we find that having a daughter (vs. having a son) causes men to reduce their support for traditional gender roles, but a female child has no such effect among women, representing less than 4 percent of the size of the standard deviation of the attitude scale.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-7605
Print ISSN
0037-7732
Pages
pp. 209-222
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-13
Open Access
No
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