Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Taubman Center

CANCELLED Ebonya Washington PPAI '95, Yale University - "Female Socialization: How Daughters Affect Their Legislator Fathers' Voting on Women's Issues"

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, Seminar Room

Can political views and behavior really be shaped by the genetic happenstance of whether one’s child is a boy or a girl? Yale University economics professor Ebonya Washington PPAI '95 will present evidence that child gender can impact a variety of behaviors and discuss why this finding is important for policy.

Ebonya Washington is Professor of Economics at Yale University. She received a BA in public policy from Brown in 1995 and a PhD in economics from MIT in 2003. She is a political economist interested in how low-income and minority populations use the political system to achieve economic ends.

A light lunch will be provided.