The male counterpart is a son. She went on to note that sons tend to curb their caregiving efforts when they have a sister, while daughters tend to increase their caregiving when they have brothers. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.
Though some polls indicate sons are more sought after than daughters among parents, especially in certain cultures, daughters are more likely to look after you in old age, a new study says.
It can also be used as a term of endearment coming from an elder.
By Yagana Shah Parents, be good to your daughters. The reverse of this custom, where the parents pay the husband a sum of money to compensate for the financial burden of the woman, is found in societies where women do not labour outside the home, and is referred to as dowry.
The word daughter also has several other connotations attached to it, one of these being used in reference to female descendancy or consanguinity. While caregiving can be rewarding, it is no doubt also physically and emotionally demanding.
If you're a caregiver feeling stressed, the Mayo Clinic suggests joining a support group, learning to ask for -- and accept -- help from others.
Daughterhood is the state of being someone's daughter. A family may prefer to have sons rather than daughters and subject daughters to female infanticide.
In patriarchal societies, daughters often have different or lesser familial rights than sons.
When it comes to caregiving, daughters provide more than twice the amount of care, on average, for their aging parents than sons, the paper released today by the American Sociological Association found.