"According to C. Andre Mizell and Lala Carr Stillman, authors of "All My Children: The Consequences of Sibling Group Characteristics on the Marital Happiness of Young Mothers," a study that appeared in the Journal of Family Issues, women who have only boys experience greater marital happiness than mothers who have boys and girls. When the gender makeup of siblings was all girls or a mix of girls and boys in families with three or more children, there was a negative effect on mothers' sense of contentment. And in the mixed sibling groups, mothers "with more sons than daughters enjoy an advantage in marital happiness not shared by those with more daughters than sons."
Earlier studies, particularly two by L. P. Morgan published in the American Journal of Sociology, reported that having boys as opposed to girls reduced the likelihood of divorce significantly. Another study by two economists claims that parents of girls divorce more often. Fellow PT blogger Anita Kelly discusses this study in depth: Why Parents of Girls Divorce More."
Most Helpful Girl
From my experience and those I know with children, girls are a pain in the arse to raise. I love my daughter, but she is definitely more headstrong and defiant than my son. I love them both and they both have great qualities, but she is simply more difficult which makes handling the stress of raising kids a little bit harder sometimes. I wouldn't mind having another girl though :) is this study based on the US population?4
Most Helpful Guy
Girls are better, if their parents teach them having good ethics and manner , and mostly they are more loyal to their parents than boys.0