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Oh, No: It's a Girl!
Posted by: AJ 4:39pm, Sunday, 21 February 2010
Do daughters cause divorce?
If you want to stay married, three of the most ominous words you'll ever hear are "It's a girl." All over the world, boys hold marriages together, and girls break them up.

In the United States, the parents of a girl are nearly 5 percent more likely to divorce than the parents of a boy. The more daughters, the bigger the effect: The parents of three girls are almost 10 percent more likely to divorce than the parents of three boys. In Mexico and Colombia the gap is wider; in Kenya it's wider still. In Vietnam, it's huge: Parents of a girl are 25 percent more likely to divorce than parents of a boy.

AJ says: Here's a followup article by the same author.
http://www.slate.com/id/2089142/

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Conversely...
Posted by: cog 10:10pm, Sunday, 21 February 2010
...I think it's pretty well-established that daughters take better care of their parents in old age. So for optimal results have a son followed by a daughter.

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