Study: Moms Favor Daughters, Dads Favor Sons

It turns out the phrase “daddy’s little girl” doesn’t hold much merit. A new study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology looked at mothers and fathers and how they treated their sons and daughters when given a treasury bond of $25. The majority of mothers opted to give the bond to their

daughters, while the majority of fathers chose to give it to their sons. Researchers say the same held true when the experiment was performed in three different cultures. Study co-author, Dr. Kristina Durante explains, “The bias toward investing in same-gendered children occurs because women identify more with and see themselves in their daughters, and the same goes for men and sons.” (Daily Mail