Freakonomics Radio Edit this Published by Freakonomics Radio by Freakonomics Radio Do Baby Girls Cause Divorce? Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/309879/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Even American parents have a strong "son preference" -- which means that a newborn daughter can be bad news for a marriage.