Grandparents and Grandchildren
Demographic characteristics of grandparents and grandchildren are
collected annually in the March Current Population Survey (CPS) for the
Nation. More detail on other household and family characteristics for
states, metropolitan areas, and other geographic areas is collected in the
Current Population Survey (CPS) Reports
Definitions and Explanations
- 1997 March CPS
Coresident Grandparents and Grandchildren (P23-198)
- GP-1. Children
Under 18 Living in Their Grandparents’ Household, by State: 1990 Census (4k)
- GP-2. Ranking of
States by Percent of Children Under 18 Living in Their Grandparents’
Household: 1990 Census (3k)
American Community Survey (ACS)
- Estimates About Fertility and Grandparents from the ACS, the CPS, C2SS, and Census 2000
- Co-Resident Grandparents and Grandchildren with No Parent Present in the Household: 2004. Jane Lawler Dye. Abstract [PDF - 200k] | Poster [PDF - 401k] Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada, August 10-14, 2006.
- Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren in the United States: 2000. Jane Lawler Dye. Presented at the Generations United 11th International Conference, Washington, DC, October 13, 2001.
- Paper Number 26 -
Co-resident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: Grandparent-Maintained
- Grandparents in the United States, 2001-by Jason Fields, Martin O'Connell, and Barbara Downs. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada, August 10, 2006.
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For Further Information
Contact: Fertility and Family Statistics Branch, U.S. Census Bureau,
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