“Latina grandmothers raising grandchildren: Acculturation and psychological well-being”

Goodman, Catherine Chase, and Merril Silverstein. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development 60, no. 4 (2005): 305-316.

The study that this article discusses examined socioeconomic and familial factors that related to the well-being among nearly 400 studied Latina kinship care providing grandmothers in the context of acculturation. Positive and negative affect were attributed to various factors that signaled inclusion with or exclusion from mainstream society (language acculturation, social resources, marriage, in-home parent, etc.).  The results showed that professions should target new immigrants and work with unconventional at-home life.

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