Healthy Families: The Role of Grandparents
A New Met Life Life Study, conducted in partnership with Generations Unitedentitled Grandparents Investing in Grandchildren: The MetLife Study on How Grandparents Share Their Time, Values, and Money, provides a hint of the contributions grandparents make to the lives of their grandchildren in passing down important values as well as providing care and financial assistance.
of those households include grandchildren.
one grandchild. Of those, 32% are providing care five or more days per week.
honesty (88%), good behavior (82%), self-sufficiency (70%), higher education
(69%), and good health habits (68%).
gifts for grandchildren within the past five years. The total average amount provided
over the past five years among this group for all grandchildren was $8,289 total,
with more than half having given up to $5,000.
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