This article presents a demographic profile of grandparents, using the National Survey of Families and Households. Specific dimensions of grandparenthood addressed include grandparents' survival, the timing of grandparenthood, grandparents' involvement in other roles, surrogate parenting, and stepgrandparents. The data indicate considerable heterogeneity among grandparents of different genders and races or ethnicities. They also suggest modifications in previous descriptions of modern grandparenthood.
Original Publication Citation
Szinovacz, M. E. (1998). Grandparents today: A demographic profile. Gerontologist, 38(1), 37-52. doi:10.1093/geront/38.1.37
Szinovacz, Maximiliane E., "Grandparents Today: A Demographic Profile" (1998). Sociology & Criminal Justice Faculty Publications. 37.
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