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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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What do we already know about grandparents?

What do we already know about grandparents?

Chapter:
(p.9) Two What do we already know about grandparents?
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Grandparenting in divorced families
Author(s):

Neil Ferguson

Gillian Douglas

Nigel Lowe

Mervyn Murch

Margaret Robinson

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344984.003.0002

This chapter argues that research has progressed imperfectly but has now reached a stage in its development when it is important to ask new questions. It explains that these must go beyond the establishment of correlations between grandparent characteristics (age, gender, distance from grandchild's home, and so forth) and begin to look at the causes and effects of grandparenting behaviour. It establishes from the outset what is known about grandparents and grandparenting.

Keywords:   research, correlations, grandparent characteristics, causes and effects, grandparenting behaviour

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