Story: Families: a history

Grandparents as carers (2nd of 3)

Grandparents as carers

Grandparents sometimes become the primary caregivers for their grandchildren. Margaret Aspinall looks after her four-year-old granddaughter Jayde. She has argued that, just as sole parents caring for their children can access a training incentive allowance, grandparents in the same situation should also be able to apply for this allowance.

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Ian Pool and Rosemary Du Plessis, 'Families: a history - 21st-century families', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 April 2024)

Story by Ian Pool and Rosemary Du Plessis, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jul 2017