Family roles changing?
Saw this via Instapundit - Grandparents as Source of College Funds.
Then happened across this surfing headlines. It includes another study, as well: Most grandparents provide care for the grandkids.
A University of Chicago analysis of a decade of data based on interviews with 13,614 grandparents, ages 50 and older, finds that 61% of grandparents provided at least 50 hours a year of care for grandchildren at least one year between 1998 and 2008; 70% provided care for two years or more.
“When I started having grandkids, every time I’d see them, they were getting bigger. I didn’t want to go home when I came up here,” Walker says.
After she returned, she encouraged her kids to leave the grandkids with her. The two oldest girls spend weekends with her because their parents work and go to school. She has also spent a year providing daycare for one grandson. ”They’re the light of my life,” Walker says. “I just love having them here.”
Image via Shutterstock He looks happy enough!