Second Generation Parenting: Grandparents Who Receive TANFSocial Work Faculty Publications
AbstractA review of the scholarly literature indicates that the number of grandparents who are second generation parents (e.g., raising their grandchildren) has increased dramatically. These grandparents often return to parenting with a variety of financial and physical health issues that need to be addressed within the context of their caregiving role. The current study is a secondary data analysis of a sample of grandparent caregivers that received TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) using data from a larger study conducted on welfare reform. The research is primarily descriptive, providing a summary of these grandparents' functioning. Finding and implications for understanding the experience of grandparent caregivers are presented.
Citation InformationRobinson-Dooley, V. & Kropf, N. (2006). Second Generation Parenting: Grandparents Who Receive TANF. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 4(3), 49-62. DOI: 10.1300/J194v04n03_04