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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Grandparents as Primary Caregiver

From LA Times:

As American parents have grappled with financial peril and other woes over the last decade, grandparents have stepped in to help. Grandparents were the main caregivers for more than 3 million children in 2011 — a 20% increase from the turn of the millennium, the Pew Research Center reported Wednesday.

The numbers surged during the economic downturn and have leveled off in its aftermath, Pew said in a report based on an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Sixty percent of those children still have at least one parent at home, but grandparents are responsible for most of their needs.

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Here in Oklahoma, more and more grandparents are stepping in to raise the children because the children's parents are too socially dysfunctional to be able to do so.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyer Matt Ingham | Sep 19, 2013 10:24:25 AM

Related Caregivers, such as grandparents are adult relatives in family law who have taken on the primary role of providing care and guidance.

Posted by: Angela Schmidt | Oct 7, 2019 10:13:11 PM

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