Origins of Gender Norms : Sibling Gender Composition and Women ’ s Choice of Occupation and Partner *

  title={Origins of Gender Norms : Sibling Gender Composition and Women ’ s Choice of Occupation and Partner *},
  author={Anne Ardila Bren\oe},
  • Anne Ardila Brenøe
  • Published 2018
I examine how one central aspect of the childhood family environment—sibling gender composition—affects women’s gender conformity, measured through their choice of occupation and partner. Using Danish administrative data, I causally estimate the effect of having a second-born brother relative to a sister for first-born women. The results show that women with a brother acquire more traditional gender norms with negative consequences for their labor earnings. I provide evidence of increased… CONTINUE READING

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