In recent years there has been a rapid increase in a new type of American family, one in which grandparents have become the sole custodians of their grandchildren, raising them without any parent present. Government, through its policies, can play a major role in addressing the challenges that custodial grandparents face. This article discusses many of the key policies that impact the lives of custodial grandparents.
Cox, Carole B.
"Policy and Custodial Grandparents,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor:
2, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol11/iss2/4