Settles, Barbara H., Jia Zhao, Karen Doneker Mancini, Amanda Rich, Shawneila Pierre, and Atieno Oduor. Journal of Comparative Family Studies (2009): 827-848
This article looks at the issue of grandparents caring for grandchildren on a global scale and across different cultures. The authors discuss how in many contemporary societies normative family arrangements (e.g. parents and children) have come under strain due to various demographic, economic and medical changes. Grandfamilies are then discussed in the ways they respond to changing circumstances and needs.