Freakonomics Radio Published by Freakonomics Radio by Freakonomics Radio Do Baby Girls Cause Divorce? 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.