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ERIC Number: EJ483086
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0016-9013
Grandparents Who Parent Their Grandchildren: Circumstances and Decisions.
Jendrek, Margaret Platt
Gerontologist, v34 n2 p206-16 Apr 1994
Interviewed 114 grandparents. Found three major grandparent roles: custodial, living with grandchild, and day-care roles. Found that custodial grandparents often obtained that relationship because of severe problems in nuclear family. Day-care grandparents provided regular help to grandchild's nuclear family. Decision to provide care was often based on "impulse to care," especially among custodial and living-with grandparents. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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