Grandparents

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Briefing paper

The Temporary Sponsored Parent Visa, migrant grandparents and transnational family life

This policy brief examines the impacts of tightening family visa pathways for migrant grandparents and transnational family life.
Report

Working together to care for kids

Many Australian carers are grandparents caring for vulnerable relatives living out-of-home and they are not getting the support services they need, according to this research report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Survey

Co-parenting: it’s all a bit of a juggling act, but all in the name of love

Grandparents in Australia are being increasingly called upon to help take care of their grandchildren, according to this report. Summary It’s said the world over that being a parent is one of the best things you’ll ever do. But being a grandparent is on a...
Report

Grandparent childcare and labour market participation in Australia

This study explores the intersection between grandparents’ childcare provision and their labour market and retirement decisions. In the context of an ageing population and the associated challenges this will pose, there is growing policy emphasis on keeping mature-age Australians engaged in the labour market. At...
Briefing paper

The changing role of grandparents

Recent changes in family and society have meant that the roles grandparents take on have changed. Many grandparents are playing a bigger and more responsible part of grandchild care than they may have expected, which means additional pressures on their time, their health and their...
Report

Negotiating differences in generational parenting, and grandparents: reviewing their parenting skills

Negotiating differences in generational parenting considers the question of helpful suggestions from parents and grandparents conflicting with new parents' recently acquired knowledge, and where a role for the health professional may be. The article considers to what extent new parents have access to grandparents; whether...
Report

Complexity in kinship care

Kinship care refers to the care provided by relatives or members of the child’s social network when a child is unable to live at home with their parents, and is the preferred placement option within the Child Protection System.
Report

Grandparents raising grandchildren: towards recognition, respect and reward

Executive Summary: Grandparents have long played a major role in the lives of their children and grandchildren, with some providing extensive emotional, material and practical support. Since the last quarter of the 20th century in Australia as in many other countries, grandparent carers - the...
Report

The changing role of grandparents

Grandparents have always played an important role in family life, but over the last twenty years, many have had increased responsibility for their grandchildren due to changes and issues in families and society. The first major change is the provision of child care. Grandparents, mostly...
Report

Grandparents raising grandchildren

This report is the result of a series of forums and a survey facilitated by COTA National Seniors Partnership. The focus of the project was grandparents raising grandchildren full-time or as primary carers for extended periods. The project was funded from the Commonwealth Government's Child...