Investment Decisions and Offspring Gender

Economic research has documented many economic affects of offspring gender on parental behavior. However, an open question exists as to whether offspring gender has any influence on parental investment decision making. Specifically, I investigate whether female offspring have an impact on investment decisions with respect to stock and bondholding. Using a panel data set, I find that for male respondents, having only female offspring increases the probability of stockholding by over 17%. In contrast, a relationship between stockholding and offspring gender was not at all present for female respondents.


Issue Date:
2009-01
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/48923
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/48923
Total Pages:
23
JEL Codes:
G11; D14
Series Statement:
Working Paper
2009-08




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