Daughters More Likely To Care For Parents Than Sons, Study Says

August 19, 2014 11:51 AM

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Parents, be good to your daughters. Though some polls indicate sons are more sought after than daughters among parents, especially in certain cultures, daughters are more likely to look after you in old age, a new study says. When it comes to caregiving, daughters provide more than twice the amount of care, on average, for their aging parents than sons, the paper released today by the American Sociological Association found. The study looked at data from over 26,000 participants over 50, from the University of Michigan Health and Retirement study, and found that daughters spend an average of 12.3 hours per month caring for their older parents while sons spend only 5.6 hours caregiving.

Parents, be good to your daughters. Though some polls indicate sons are more sought after than daughters among parents, especially in certain cultures, daughters are more likely to look after you in old age, a new study says.

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