Study: Raising daughters cheaper than raising sons in the long run

A new study shows that raising daughters may be cheaper than raising sons-at least in the long run.

Results that come to a surprise to some show that after 18, girls require less financial assistance than boys do.

According to TIME Money , 41 percent of young men need parents to cover expenses compared to just 31 percent of women needing the same.

Around 75 percent of men need financial aid, whereas 59 percent of women ask for assistance from parents, the study shows.

Between ages of 34 and 45, only 18 percent of women continue needing assistance, but 45 percent of men still need a helping hand.

In addition, daughters are less likely to move home after they move out as young adults and are more likely to help parents as they get older free of charge.

Some believe that these tendencies begin as children when more boys than girls are reported to get an allowance.

For more information on the study, click here .

What do you think? Do you agree with this study?

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