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ERIC Number: EJ878641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
"They've Always Been There for Me": Grandparental Involvement and Child Well-Being
Griggs, Julia; Tan, Jo-Pei; Buchanan, Ann; Attar-Schwartz, Shalhevet; Flouri, Eirini
Children & Society, v24 n3 p200-214 May 2010
With diversifying families, increased life expectancy, growing numbers of dual-worker households and higher rates of family breakdown, grandparents are now playing an increasing role in their grandchildren's lives. Despite growing importance there has been little empirical research exploring how grandparental involvement impacts on young people's well-being. This national study, which includes a survey of 1596 children (aged 11-16) and in-depth interviews with 40 young people, aimed to address this deficit. Multivariate analyses demonstrate that grandparental involvement is significantly associated with child well-being--results that are reinforced by qualitative evidence. Findings suggest grandparents may be under-recognised in the policy agenda.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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