The Daughters Vote
Lobbyists take note: Having a female child significantly increases the likelihood that a legislator will cast a liberal vote, particularly on reproductive rights issues.
The source: “Female Socialization: How Daughters Affect Their Legislator Fathers’ Voting on Women’s Issues” by Ebonya L. Washington, in The American Economic Review, March 2008.
Political scientists have spent decades weighing the factors that sway individual votes in the U.S. House of Representatives: party affiliation, constituent preferences, and a legislator’s personal opinions and characteristics. Ebonya L. Washington, an econ...