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Grandparenting Practices around the World

Virpi Timonen


This book is a sequel to Contemporary grandparenting, published in 2012 (Arber and Timonen, 2012). Both macro and micro level issues are covered, with a particular focus on gender, welfare states, economic development, and grandparental agency; this ensures that the book covers many topic areas of greatest relevance and interest. It emphasises that grandparenting takes many diverse forms and cannot be reduced to a small number of ‘types’. Grandparenting has evolved considerably, and continues to evolve, as a result of both socio-demographic and economic influences, and grandparents’ own agency ... More

Keywords: Grandparents, ageing families, family relations, welfare states, economic development, gender, intersectionality

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447340645
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Virpi Timonen, editor
Trinity College Dublin

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Part 1 The demographic and welfare-state contexts of grandparenting

Three Grandparental childcare: a reconceptualisation of family policy regimes

Debora Price, Eloi Ribe, Giorgio Di Gessa and Karen Glaser

Part 2 Grandparenting in contexts of economic and societal development

Part 3 Transnational grandparenting

Part 4 Gender, intersectionalities and grandparenting

Ten Grandfamilies in the United States: an intersectional analysis

Megan L. Dolbin-MacNab and April L. Few-Demo

Part 5 Grandparental roles, agency and influence

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