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Judges with Daughters More Likely to Make Feminist-Leaning Decisions
by Meg Duley,posted Jun 18 2014 5:55AM
Having a daughter really does influence people.
New research from Harvard finds that judges with daughters are more likely to make feminist-leaning decisions than judges who only have boys. The data shows judges who have one daughter are seven to nine percent more likely to decide in favor of women's rights compared to judges without any daughters.
Also, the "daughter effect" did not increase when the judge had more than one girl. The study is the first to suggest that personal relationships may influence judicial decisions just as much as the judge's own political affiliation, race, or gender.