Economy sends more kids to grandma's house


July 28, 2011


Recent statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau show that in the past two decades, the number of children living with a grandparent has risen 64%.The figures, taken from the latest household relationship module of the Survey of Income and Program Participation, paint a picture that varies widely among races and cultures. White grandparents caring for their grandchildren account for the smallest numbers overall, but have shown the biggest increase.The new figures also confirmed that multigenerational households -- homes where grandparents and parents live together -- may be here to stay.
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