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Data and Code for: Queens of the Desert Convictism and Marital Attitudes across Australia

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  • Baranov, Victoria (University of Melbourne)
  • Grosjean, Pauline (University of New South Wales)
  • de Haas, Ralph (European Bank for Development and Reconstruction)
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  • Australian Research Council
    • Award Number: FT 190100298
  • Abstract

    We merge data on spatial variation in the presence of convicts across eighteenth and nineteenth century Australia with results from the country's 2017 poll on same-sex marriage and with household survey data. These combined data allow us to identify the lasting impact of convict colonization on social norms about marriage. We find that in areas with higher historical convict concentrations, more Australians recently voted in favor of same-sex marriage and hold liberal views about marriage more generally. Our results highlight how founder populations can have lasting effects on locally held social norms.
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    DOI: 10.3886/E120824
  • Baranov, Victoria, Ralph De Haas, and Pauline Grosjean. “Queens of the Desert: Convictism and Marital Attitudes across Australia.” AEA Papers and Proceedings 110 (May 2020): 457–62.
    • ID: 10.1257/pandp.20201120 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-09-10 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-09-10

Baranov, Victoria; Grosjean, Pauline; de Haas, Ralph (2020): Data and Code for: Queens of the Desert Convictism and Marital Attitudes across Australia. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.