May 2020 Academic & Specialist Bristol University Press

Grandparenting Practices Around the World edited by Virpi Timonen


Paperback | May 2020 | Policy Press | 9781447340652 | 308pp | 234x156mm | RFB | AUD$59.99, NZD$69.99

This exciting collection presents an in-depth, up-to-date analysis of the unprecedented phenomenon of increasing numbers of grandparents worldwide, co-existing and interacting for longer periods of time with their grandchildren.

This book contains analyses of topics that have so far received relatively little attention, such as transnational grandparenting and gender differences in grandparenting practices. It is the only collection that brings together theory-driven research on grandparenting from a wide variety of cultural and welfare state contexts - including chapters on Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia — drawing broad lines of debate rather than focusing at a country level. The book is essential reading and reference for researchers, students and policy-makers who want to understand the growing influence of grandparents in ageing families and societies across the world.