Meet the grandparents, 2.0

‘New age’ families: Negotiating new roles, relationships and opportunities for ‘modern families’ and avoiding the pitfalls in an older Australia
Thursday 26 July, 1050 – 1110

Presenters

Duncan Young
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Abstract
This presentation will give us a snapshot of Australian grandparents and grandparenting from the Census and other recent research. Who are the nation’s grandparents, where do they live, how do they spend their time and what role do they play in today’s extended families? Is being a grandparent today any different than it was in the past, and what does the future hold for these important family members?