New Study Suggest Parents of Newborn Daughters Take Fewer Risks

June 21, 2017
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David Haig teamed with professors at the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick to examine the effect of learning a child’s gender on parents’ attitudes towards risky behaviors upon learning a child’s gender. The authors gathered prenatal and post-birth data from the pediatric wards of hospitals in both the United Kingdom and Ukraine, allowing for longitudinal and cross-sectional analyses of those attitudes; a first for a study of this kind. The study was presented at the 26th Society for Risk Analysis-E Conference, June 2017. Science Daily.  PDF of Study.
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