In tough economic times, parents financially favor daughters over sons
The prevalence of son or daughter preference and its implications for family behaviour in developed countries has received a great deal of scholarly attention. Actually, child-gender bias is believed to be empirically unimportant in wealthy, non-traditional societies. Studies by sociologists and psychologists during the past three decades, however, have documented consistent discrepancies between the behaviour of parents of sons and parents of daughters -boys tend to increase marital stability and marital satisfaction relative to girls, and fathers spend more time with, and are more involved with, sons than daughters.
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