Spending money on grandchildren: reasons of American grandparents in 2012

Grandparents: What are the reasons you spend money on your grandchildren? (March 2012)

by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 1, 2012
Spending money on grandchildren: reasons of American grandparents in 2012 This statistic shows the results of a survey among American grandparents in 2011 on the reasons to spend money on their grandchildren. 95 percent of the respondents stated they spend money for birthday gifts for their grandchildren, whereas 23 percent said they spend money in order to help their grandchildren with medical or dental expenses.
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Grandparents: What are the reasons you spend money on your grandchildren? (March 2012)

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Share of respondents
Holiday gifts (i.e., Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa)95%
Birthday gifts95%
Because I enjoy buying things for grandchildren89%
To entertain or have fun with grandchildren82%
To help with educational expenses53%
To help with everyday living expenses37%
Because grandchildren ask for things28%
To help with medical or dental expenses23%
Share of respondents
Holiday gifts (i.e., Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa)95%
Birthday gifts95%
Because I enjoy buying things for grandchildren89%
To entertain or have fun with grandchildren82%
To help with educational expenses53%
To help with everyday living expenses37%
Because grandchildren ask for things28%
To help with medical or dental expenses23%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Mar 1, 2012
This statistic shows the results of a survey among American grandparents in 2011 on the reasons to spend money on their grandchildren. 95 percent of the respondents stated they spend money for birthday gifts for their grandchildren, whereas 23 percent said they spend money in order to help their grandchildren with medical or dental expenses.
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