“The role of federal policies in supporting grandparents raising grandchildren families: The case of the US”

Smith, Carrie Jefferson, and Ana Beitranm. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships 1, no. 2 (2003): 5-20.

This article provides a demographic description of grandfamilies, the challenges they face, and explores the most effective federal public policies aimed at helping them. The authors stress the importance of incorporating an intergenerational agenda into federal public policy as the best way to assist grandfamilies. In general they cite the rise in grandfamilies and the greater public attention they are receiving as an opportunity to redefine rigid age-based public policies.

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