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Insights and Spending Habits of Modern Grandparents

This report highlights the results of two grandparenting studies conducted in 2011: in-depth interviews (IDIs) with grandparents age 50+ (including those who are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren); and a national telephone survey of grandparents age 50+ (including special modules on grandparenting in multicultural or multiethnic families and grandparents providing daycare services). This report provides a snap shot of the experiences, triumphs and challenges of grandparents age 50+ as described by in-depth interview of participants, by summarizing the current research on grandparents age 50+, including topics such as grandparents raising grandchildren; grandparent-grandchild communication tools; frequency & quality of grandparent-grandchild visits; how grandparents support grandchild rearing; spending and gifting trends among grandparents; and issues that affect grandparent-grandchild relations.

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