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ERIC Number: ED414056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 35
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Grandparenting in the '90s.
Phillippi-Immel, Kathy R.
Recognizing that children today will spend almost half of their lives as grandparents, this paper examines grandparenthood and the grandparent-grandchild relationship. The paper focuses on the grandparent role, discussing styles and dimensions of grandparenting. A number of variables are discussed directly affecting grandparenting: (1) age of grandparents and grandchildren; (2) gender of grandparents and grandchildren; (3) maternal versus paternal grandparents; (4) accessibility and availability of grandparents; (5) grandparental role perceptions; and (6) ethnic and cultural variations. The paper also considers the impact of divorce on grandparents, including step-grandparenthood and legal issues and visitation rights. Finally, suggestions for future research on grandparenthood are presented. Contains 46 references. (KB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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