Baker, Lindsey A., Merril Silverstein, and Norella M. Putney. Journal of societal & social policy 7 (2008): 53.
Research concerning how American social welfare policy has not been able to adequately address a fundamental change in family structure: grandparents raising grandchildren. The authors provide and outline of the phenomenon of grandfamilies in the U.S. (as a “natural duty and public good”). They also provide two macro-level theoretical perspectives in social gerontology to analyze the inadequacies in current social policies in the U.S. for grandfamilies.