Back-to-school spending headache: the cost of parenting

Back-to-school spending headache: the cost of parenting

 

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As millions of students are going back to school this month, parents are spending billions of baht to get their children ready for the new semester. 

 

Several economic thinktanks have carried out surveys about the parent’s preparations for their children’s education and found that the back-to-school season is one of the biggest spending periods of the year for both high-income earning and low-income earners.

 

The University of Chamber of Commerce estimated that, overall, the parents are expected to spend Bt54.972 billion to get their children ready for back-to-school in 2019, 5.2 percent more from the same period last year.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/back-to-school-spending-headache-the-cost-of-parenting/

 

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