National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

Document Type

Report

Abstract

The share of children living in grandparent-headed households has increased since the 1970s, adding to the growing diversity in children’s living arrangements (FP-18-01). Using the American Community Survey, this family profile charts grandchildren residing in grandparent-headed households from the child’s perspective, focusing on both multigenerational grandparent-headed households (parent present) and skipped-generation grandparent-headed households (no parent present). The profile further examines variation in types of grandparent-headed households by minor children’s age, household economic disadvantage, and race/ethnicity. This profile is an update of FP-18-01.

Publication Date

2021

Publisher

National Center for Family and Marriage Research

DOI

https://doi.org/10.25035/ncfmr/fp-21-07

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