African American grandmothers: New mothers again

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Abstract

This qualitative study captured the lived experiences of 12 grandmothers who assumed the role of primary caregivers of their grandchildren because the children's parents were not present. The study found that the grandmothers experienced a role shift from grandmothers to new mothers again, which resulted in unanticipated changes in all aspects of their lives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-343
Number of pages15
JournalAffilia - Journal of Women and Social Work
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1999

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