This is the kind of study that makes you wonder how it is like in your own family. Are the preferences in school choice different between mothers and fathers? This study answers this question with a yes, but I wonder if there could be regional differences, e.g. outside the US.
From the press release (bold by me):
In the first empirical study on gender and school assignment, researchers find that mothers are more likely than fathers to favor both school diversity and so-called neighborhood schools. The study also finds that mothers are more likely to be concerned about challenges, dangers and uncertainty related to school assignments.
“Our threshold question was whether there were gender differences among parents toward their children’s public school assignments – and we found clear differences,” says Toby Parcel, a professor of sociology at North Carolina State University and lead author of a paper on the research.
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