“Wellbeing Among Rural Grandfamilies in Two Multigenerational Household Structures”

Barnett, Melissa A., Loriena Yancura, Joe Wilmoth, and Yoshie Sano. GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy 3, no. 1: 4.

This article examines the health and well being needs of an understudied type of grandfamily: multi-generational households or households where there is grandparent-parent-child co-residence. The authors look specifically at multi-generational families in rural areas, using data collected from a survey addressing health status as connected to other factors like economic security, family relationships and parenting routines. The authors identify how services geared toward multi-generational families can potentially help these families manage greater wellbeing.