Edit this Published in Freakonomics Radio Do Baby Girls Cause Divorce? Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe width="600" height="130" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=json/309879"></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.