Funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Grandparents Plus has been working in partnership with the Beth Johnson Foundation and with the Institute of Gerontology at Kings College London on a two year research project to explore the role of grandparents within family life across Europe. Preliminary findings were presented on 28 June 2012 at the European Parliament Outreach office in London.
The objective is to examine how different ‘grandparent policy regimes’ are related to levels of involvement of grandparents with their grandchildren in the following ten countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and the UK. The research involves in depth analysis of transnational data sets and social and family policies, and will provide new insights into the contribution which grandparents make to family life, their economic and social circumstances, housing and well-being.
The study seeks to address the following questions:
Grandparents Plus is the national charity (England and Wales) which champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children’s lives – especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances. They work to support grandparents and the wider family by campaigning for change, providing evidence, policy solutions and training, as well as advising and supporting grandparents and wider family members.
Beth Johnson Foundation|
King’s College London Institute of Gerontology
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation|
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