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Daughters or Sons?

DAUGHTERS or Son$? Daughters are better financial investments than sons, according to recent data. Is CAPITAL there a cultural basis in these results, predicated on gender preference? Or is this BBC a rising global trend? For the past 40 years, US couples have consistently favoured sons over daughters. 50 40 30 20 10 1941 1947 1990 1996 2000 2004 2007 2011 Boy Girl American men favoured sons. Women, however, voted equally for both genders. 2:1 49 22 Boy to girl preference for men 31 1:1 33 Boy to girl preference for women 10 30 40 Boy Girl East Asian couples, who traditionally favoured sons, are now showing a preference for daughters. In the past decade, the ratio of Chinese boys to girls born dropped from 12:10 to 11:10. In 1999, 75% of Japanese couples said they hoped for a daughter. In 2011, 66% of South Korean Couples wanted a daughter. Globally, it is believed that daughters are more likely to provide for their elderly parents. In the US, men are.. 21 $$ 2x more likely to not provide emotional support 3x more likely to live with their parents out of financial necessity. financial aid from their parents 2x more likely to receive In China, where one of the world's largest gender gaps exists, women provide more financial support than men. 635 408 384 336 Living independently Living with parents Male Female In part due to cultural norms, Chinese women have higher rates of living with their parents than men. Those that do also offer greater financial support to their parents. Design: Ye Eun Charlotte Chun Sources: http://www.psc.isr.umich.ed u/pubs/pdf/rr06-607.pdf Percentage Women Men 20

Daughters or Sons?

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Recent data states that daughters are better financial investments than sons. Is this true? Are there cultural biases behind these claims, and do gender preferences have anything to do with these results?


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