Chapter

Introduction

Neil Ferguson, Gillian Douglas, Nigel Lowe, Mervyn Murch and Margaret Robinson

in Grandparenting in divorced families

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9781861344984
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302452 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344984.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter aims to provide a description of the research and explain why it is important to discover more about grandparents' roles in divorced families. It describes this book, which tells about grandparents whose sons or daughters have divorced. It discusses the findings of a two-year interdisciplinary research study at Cardiff University. It notes that the project was supported by a grant from the Nuffield Foundation and the research was completed in May 2001. It sets out to explore family members' perceptions of the impact of divorce on grandparenting. It notes that the study is designed to provide a tri-generational perspective and information is gathered from interviews with parents, children, and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Keywords: grandparents' roles; divorced families; parents; Cardiff University; Nuffield Foundation; tri-generational perspective; children

Chapter.  3161 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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