How Fatherhood can Change Judges’ Gender Views

How Fatherhood can Change Judges’ Gender Views

Don’t you just love it when social science corroborates one of your hunches?  A new study theorized that male judges with daughters might have more progressive views on gender issues such as discrimination and harassment.  It investigated outcomes of cases in which male federal appeals court judges voted. The study concluded that “judges with daughters consistently vote in a more liberal fashion on gender issues than judges without daughters. This effect is particularly strong among Republican appointed judges . . . .”

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