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Grandparenting in divorced families$
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Neil Ferguson

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344984

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344984.001.0001

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(p.1) One Introduction
Grandparenting in divorced families

Neil Ferguson

Gillian Douglas

Nigel Lowe

Mervyn Murch

Margaret Robinson

Policy Press

This chapter aims to provide a description of the research and explain why it is important to discover more about grandparents' roles in divorced families. It describes this book, which tells about grandparents whose sons or daughters have divorced. It discusses the findings of a two-year interdisciplinary research study at Cardiff University. It notes that the project was supported by a grant from the Nuffield Foundation and the research was completed in May 2001. It sets out to explore family members' perceptions of the impact of divorce on grandparenting. It notes that the study is designed to provide a tri-generational perspective and information is gathered from interviews with parents, children, and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Keywords:   grandparents' roles, divorced families, parents, Cardiff University, Nuffield Foundation, tri-generational perspective, children

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