Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Judges with Daughters More Likely to Favor Women in Gender Cases

From the Wall Street Journal Law blog:

Maya Sen, a political scientist at the University of Rochester, and Adam Glynn, a government professor at Harvard, looked at 990 cases involving gender issues such as pregnancy discrimination. They evaluated 2,674 votes cast by 244 appeals court judges and found having at least one daughter increased the likelihood a judge ruled in favor of women’s rights in a gender-related case by 7 percent.

You can read more here. As the father of two daughters, I don’t doubt the study. I think I am more aware of the discrimination issues that women face.

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Comments

I wonder if this might apply to having sisters as well. I, for example, grew up as the only boy with three sisters.

Posted by: Alphonsus Jr. | Jul 8, 2014 3:59:00 PM

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