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The New American Grandparent

The New American Grandparent

A Place in the Family, A Life Apart

Andrew J. Cherlin, Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr.

ISBN 9780674608382

Publication date: 01/01/1992

Two leading sociologists of the family examine the changing role of American grandparents—how they strive for both independence and family ties.


  • A comprehensive and intriguing portrait of grandparenting in America today.

    —Maggie Scarf, New York Times Book Review


  • Andrew J. Cherlin is Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr., is Zellerbach Family Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Book Details

  • 288 pages
  • 5-1/2 x 8-3/8 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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