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Grandparent Care and Welfare: Assessing the Impact of Public Policy on Split and Three Generation Families


  • Cox, A.G.
  • Pebley, A.R.


Grandparent caregiving has received increased attention in recent years, and grandparent-grandchild families have generated several public policy concerns, including whether grandparent-led families face barriers to obtaining public assistance. We address this question by comparing the welfare eligibility and use of grandparent-grandchild families with that of other families.

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  • Cox, A.G. & Pebley, A.R., 1999. "Grandparent Care and Welfare: Assessing the Impact of Public Policy on Split and Three Generation Families," Papers 99-08, RAND - Labor and Population Program.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:randlp:99-08

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    1. Jonathan Pingle, 2005. "Welfare, Intergenerational Cohabitation Penalties, and Single Mothers’ Employment," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 3(2), pages 123-144, June.

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    JEL classification:

    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
    • J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure


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