Research and analysis

Grandparents providing childcare: briefing paper

Review of research evidence and statistics on grandparents who provide childcare.

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Grandparents providing childcare: briefing paper

Details

This report examines the care provided by grandparents while parents work or study.

It looks at:

  • the type of care grandparents provide and how often
  • the time grandparents spend with grandchildren more generally
  • contact between grandparents and grandchildren after parental divorce or separation

The report does not include grandparents as sole carers.

Published 24 November 2011