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51 More grandparents are parenting grandchildren
Alejandra Cancino - Poughkeepsie Journal, 22 February 2016. [23-02-2016]
In the US, 2.7 million grandparents are raising grandchildren, and about one-fifth of those have incomes that fall below the poverty line, according to census figures.
52 Grandparents break all our parenting rules!
Susan Stiffelman - The Huffington Post, 14 December 2015. [15-12-2015]
Many grandparents feel it is their right or even their duty to become co-conspirators in breaking mom and dad’s rules. While it can seem charming, parents often find it extremely upsetting.
53 Grandparents raising children need more support
Michelle Singletary - The Washington Post, 13 October 2015. [16-10-2015]
Currently, about 2.7 million grandparents in the United States are responsible for raising their grandchildren. Many of these grandparents live below the poverty line. About 35 percent of these grandparents are 60 or older, according to a report by Generations United, the Corporation for Enterprise Development, and the Citi Community Development.
54 Preparing for caring for our ageing relatives
Sheila Wayman - The Irish Times, 22 September 2015. [21-09-2015]
New research highlights urgent need for legislation to ensure safety and stop exploitation. Families need to know what they can and can’t ask of their employee and that way they will get the best relationship between themselves, the parent and the worker. Alternatively, if you are using a homecare agency, you should be asking about how their employees are treated: what they are paid, the shift patterns etc.
55 Grand advice for grandparenting
Lewis First - Rutland Herald, 6 September 2015, [06-09-2015]
With September 13 being National Grandparents Day, the author, chief of pediatrics at The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, offers some tips for them.
56 Your parents could be your biggest retirement risk
Jamie Hopkins - Forbes, 15 June 2015. [15-06-2015]
Saving for retirement is an incredibly difficult task, as the path to retirement is filled with hurdles like paying for your children’s college education. However, one hurdle you might not think about is your parents. Your parents might be the only reason you are where you are today, as they might have paid for your upbringing, college education, wedding, and perhaps even helped you purchase a house.
57 Parents who leave home to live near adult children
Barbara Brotman - The Chicago Tribune, 5 June 2015. [06-06-2015]
What is it like to move to a new city where you know no one but your child? To leave a home where you lived for decades? Their stories are worth telling. They honor our parents’ experience, and may presage some of our own. Because someday, we may be the ones packing our bags.
58 Are elderly care costs a family responsibility?
Heidi Stevens - Chicago Tribune, 27 May 2015. [27-05-2015]
With the number of Americans age 65 and older projected to nearly double by 2050, Pew Research Center compares American beliefs to those in Italy and Germany — where one-fifth of the populations are already 65 and older — and finds that Germans and Italians are twice as likely as Americans to say the government should bear the greatest responsibility for people’s economic well-being in their old age.
59 Lack of children may cause rise in 'elder orphans'
Stephen Feller - UPI, 15 May 2015. [16-05-2015]
Nearly one-quarter of Americans older than 65 are currently or are at risk to be “elder orphans,” a number that is expected to grow as the massive Baby Boomer generation reaches retirement age, according to researchers who say that methods to advocate for these people need to be established now before it becomes a bigger problem.
60 Asking your parents to give up the car keys
Geoff Williams - US News, 4 May 2015. [04-05-2015]
If your parents thought it was stressful when they taught you how to drive, you'll probably all come to realize those were fun, heady days, compared with telling your parents: It’s time to give up your keys.
61 Older parents face 'grandparent deficit'
Kelly Wallace - CNN, 28 April 2015. [29-04-2015]
Susanna Schrobsdorff, an assistant managing editor for Time magazine, coined the phrase ‘grandparent deficit’ in a provocative column last month that went viral. It refers to kids growing up without active grandparents in their lives — as more people have children later in life, more kids may grow up without grandparents.
62 The problems grandparents face
Lois M. Collins - Deseret News, April 13, 2015. [13-04-2015]
The U.S. Census Bureau says that 7.8 million American children live in households headed by grandparents. Most are part of what’s called ‘three-generation’ families that includes a parent. But 2.6 million children are primarily the responsibility of their grandparents and more than 1 million have no parent in the home. Two-thirds of those grandparents are younger than 60 and about 20 percent live in poverty.
63 Aging parents, adult children: Who's stubborn?
Ami Albernaz - The Boston Globe, 23 February 2015. [23-02-2015]
As parents get older, attempts to hold on to independence can be at odds with well-intentioned suggestions from their adult children. Entreaties to stop carrying the laundry up and down the stairs or to have someone come in to help one day a week may be ignored, which can lead to hurt feelings or frustration. A new study may help adult children and their parents have more constructive conversations.
64 Selling the family home
Harriet Edleson - The New York Times, 19 December 2014. [22-12-2014]
For those 65 and older who have paid off their mortgage — approximately 70 percent of homeowners in that age group — the financial future looks bright. Many still want to sell their homes to free up money that would give them more flexibility during retirement. So they sell or plan to sell their home, and create a less expensive lifestyle.
65 Grandparents as 'parents'
Kathleen Clark - My Journal Courier, 26 October 2014. [27-10-2014]
The number of children living in grandparent-maintained households doubled from 3 percent to 6 percent from 1970 to 2012. Nationally, 4.2 million of all households contained had both grandchildren and their grandparents in 2012. More than 60 percent of these were maintained by a grandparent, meaning they were head of the household.
66 German centres bring elders and children together
Pippa Kelly - The Guardian, 23 October 2014. [24-10-2014]
The multigenerational houses offer an alternative for older people who feel lonely and young famillies who need support, “recreating some of the extended family ties that people just don’t have as much anymore”.
67 Choosing your elderly parents' carers
Fiona MacRae - Daily Mail, 6 October 2014. [06-10-2014]
Choosing care for an elderly parent is one of the most stressful decisions we will ever make, a survey found. It ranks higher than getting married, choosing a school or buying a house in terms of worry. Even getting divorced is rated less stressful, say members of the ‘sandwich generation’.
68 When parents need care, who carries the burden?
Randy Dotiga - CBS, 19 August 2014. [20-08-2014]
It’s no secret that daughters seem to bear the brunt of caregiving duties for elderly parents, but a new study suggests that conscientious daughters often fill the gaps left by sons.
69 Should I move nearer my grandchild but away from my grownup children?
Mariella Frostrup - The Guardian, 20 July 2014. [24-07-2014]
A grandfather with four children wonders whether to move 150 miles to be near his grandchild.
70 From Living Arrangements to Labor Force Participation
U.S. Census Bureau, 30 June 2014. [02-07-2014]
A new report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau provides the latest, comprehensive look at the nation’s population aged 65 and older, comprising 40.3 million in 2010.
71 Family carers will not be able to meet need for support by 2017, warns think-tank
Tristan Donova - Community Care, 24 April 2014. [26-04-2014]
’Family care gap’ requires rethink of how social care for older people is delivered, says Institute for Public Policy Research in UK.
72 Ageing without children: why is no one talking about it?
Kirsty Woodard - The Guardian, 25 April 2014. [25-04-2014]
Without family carers, the British health and social care system would collapse yet no one is addressing the growing number of older people without family to care for them.
73 'Feeling lonely' It may increase risk of early death
Nanci Hellmich - USA Today, 17 February 2014. [14-03-2014]
The impact of loneliness on early death is almost as strong as the impact of being poor, which increased the chances of dying early by 19%, a new research found.
 
Studies
74 Grandparent- versus parent-headed households
Eli Rapoport, Nallammai Muthiah, Sarah A. Keim and Andrew Adesman, Pediatrics, August 2020- [10-08-2020]
This study seeks to characterize and compare grandparent- and parent-headed households with respect to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), child temperament, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and caregiver aggravation and coping.
75 Ageing Europe — 2019 edition
Eurostat, 18 October 2019. [26-01-2020]
Population ageing is likely to have a considerable impact on most aspects of society and the economy, including housing, healthcare and social protection, labour markets, the demand for goods and services, macroeconomic and fiscal sustainability, family structures and intergenerational ties.
 
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