Russians Believe: Adult Children Should Support Parents Financially

Most Russians help their parents financially, allocating them 8,500 rubles per month on average, the specialists of the SuperJob job search service report. According to the results of their research, 55 per cent of the country residents believe that adult children should provide their parents with constant financial help and 35 per cent think that help is needed if their parents have a difficult financial situation.  

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According to the survey results, 22 per cent of Russians support their parents financially on a permanent basis, 36 per cent do it out of necessity, and 18 per cent themselves receive financial support from their parents. More often than others, men (58 per cent versus 52 per cent of women), young people under 24 (69 per cent), and Russians with an income of 80 thousand rubles or more (64 per cent) spoke about the need for financial support of parents under any conditions.

It is noted that men more often than women provide constant financial support to their parents: 25 per cent versus 19 per cent. Most of those who regularly help the older generation are the respondents with an income of 80,000 rubles or more (27 per cent). It is specified that on average, Russians allocate 8,500 rubles a month to help their parents. In Moscow and St. Petersburg, the average amount is higher (15,000 and 13,000 rubles, respectively). In Yekaterinburg, an average of 10 thousand rubles are allocated to help parents, in Kazan and Voronezh the amount is 9.5 thousand rubles each.

Ru-Main, 11.04.2021 

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