My buddy Bill Meade pointed out this article in the Economist to me:


Very interesting and eye-opening about the economic power of women. The Economist provides a day pass for people who aren’t subscribers.

The first paragraph of the story is:

EVEN today in the modern, developed world, surveys show that parents still prefer to have a boy rather than a girl. One longstanding reason why boys have been seen as a greater blessing has been that they are expected to become better economic providers for their parents’ old age. Yet it is time for parents to think again. Girls may now be a better investment.