Caregiving, Recession Likely Behind 64% Rise in Children Living with Grandparent

Posted on 07/27/2011 by | Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingThere are many different data sets we can look at regarding family living arrangements, multigenerational households and grandparents caregiving for grandchildren, but consistently they all show growth in recent years. The latest Census Bureau report on the topic once again confirms the increase in families bringing generations together. The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the report, Living Arrangements of Children: 2009, which indicated 7.8 million children live with at least one grandparent, more than double the 4.7 million children living …

Recession Increases Multigenerational Homes

Posted on 05/1/2011 by | Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

Home & FamilyA new fact sheet from AARP’s Public Policy Institute indicates a sharp rise in multigenerational homes between 2008 and 2010. The leap from 6.2 million multigenerational homes to over 7 million American households in 2010 is significant – there was faster growth in those two years than in the previous eight years combined. AARP used the Current Population Survey (CPS) for the report to look at growth in homes comprised of multiple generations: Total U.S. Multigenerational Households:  1. Householder, child, and grandchild (2.5 million …

Grandfamilies: Top Research Topics

Posted on 04/29/2011 by | Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

Your LifeI co-presented at a session, “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Preliminary Results of a National Survey on Research and Practice” here at the American Society on Aging’s “Aging in America” conference in San Francisco, along with Deb Whitley from GSU and Andrea Smith from WMU. We were so pleased that we had a good representation of the next generation of researchers and practitioners at our session – undergraduate and graduate students. They are the future. They are the people who will be taking …