“Welfare reform: challenges for grandparents raising grandchildren”

Copen, Casey E. Journal of aging & social policy 18, no. 3-4 (2006): 193-209.

This article looks at the effects of TANF on the growing population of grandfamilies who utilize it. The author provides a brief overview of the socio-economic demographics of grandparent caregivers which then leads to a discussion of welfare reform policy. The importance of welfare legislation reform centered on healthcare, education and housing for benefiting grandfamilies and the need for lawmakers to consider the impact of welfare reform on grandfamilies.


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