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Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren Face Difficult Financial Burdens
2013-06-21 04:36:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Raising a child can place quite a strain on any family’s finances, but a new study demonstrates that the burden is especially cumbersome for the increasing number of older men and women raising their grandchildren. The Elder Index, which was compiled by experts at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, reports that over 300,000 grandparents in the state of California...

2013-01-30 23:03:41

Divorced families are common in America, as are half siblings. The new sibling search from Ancestor.us.org can helps relatives connect if they've never met. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 30, 2013 Ancestor.us.org company representatives announce the release of a new sibling search from the website. With divorce striking nearly half of all U.S. families, having a half sibling is becoming more and more common. Through searching a name and location of a possible half sibling, families can find...

Grandfathers Get Better With Age
2012-11-06 06:03:32

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study from the University of Stavanger (UiS) in Norway recently revealed that, while Europeans spent a great amount of time with their grandchildren, grandfathers have greater involvement with grandkids after the age of 70. The research project was conducted by Knud Knudsen, a Norwegian sociologist who has four grandchildren between the ages of one and 11 years of age. “Europeans with grandchildren generally opt to...

2012-10-22 14:00:52

The number of grandparent caregivers continues to grow, and while these older adults may be experienced in caring for young children, many are unaware of more recent safety and other recommendations — including those related to appropriate child sleep position, crib safety, car seat and walker use, according to research presented Oct. 21 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. According to the 2011 American Community Survey, an...

Grandparents As Caregivers: Current Trends
2012-09-07 08:44:32

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Chicago recently found that, while grandparents are an increasingly valuable source of child care in the United State, they also vary in terms of their age, resources, and the needs of the children. The study is based on the National Institute on Aging Survey from the University of Michigan and demonstrates that 60 percent of grandparents offer some form of care for their grandchildren during a...

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