According to Angelina Grigoryeva, a doctoral candidate in sociology of Princeton University, daughters spend twice the time of caring for their parents than compared to sons.
Angelina also added to her findings by stating; “Sons reduce their relative caregiving efforts when they have a sister, while daughters increase theirs when they have a brother. This suggests that sons pass on parent caregiving responsibilities to their sisters.”
It has been observed that daughters are more concerned for the health of their parents, especially when they are ageing up.
The findings of the facts are according to the data collected for the year 2004. The survey was conducted nationally, which included families of 26000 Americans in the age group of 50 years.
The survey also states that women support their ageing parents in cooking, cleaning, paying bills, accompanying them for their regular health check-ups.
American Sociological Association will hold a meeting in San Francisco, to review the reports and data collected and then conclude when the research will be published in the medical journals.