Majority of Newlyweds Want a Boy as First Child Because They are ‘Less Hard Work’ Than Girls [POLL]
Are boys easier to raise than girls? A recent survey says a majority of people think so.
The survey asked over two thousand recently married couples about which they would prefer as a first child:
45% said boys are “less hard work” than girls.
33% said boys are better at looking after younger brothers and sisters.
19 % admitted they wanted a son to carry the family name.
But even though boys are preferred as the oldest child, couples did not rule out having a girl altogether – 37per cent said they would like to have a daughter second.
The study found that while raising a boy is perceived as easier, couples who wanted to have a daughter first see older girls as ‘better role models’ to their younger siblings.